Edward Kay is a Toronto-based writer with a background in both live-action and animated television comedy, as well as print journalism. Kay spent four years as a writer and producer on the political satire, This Hour Has 22 Minutes, before becoming supervising producer of The Itch, a comedy series starring Jason Jones of The Daily Show, and Jessica Holmes. Kay then co-created the animated children’s series, Ollie's Under-the-Bed Adventures (later known as Olliver's Adventures) and wrote the pilot episode, which won a Gemini Award for Best Animated Program. He has written numerous episodes of Atomic Betty, a television series broadcast in more than 100 countries. With Sean Scott, he is the co-creator of Jimmy Two-Shoes, an animated comedy series that in December 2007, was put into production by broadcasters Jetix and Teletoon. Kay's first novel, a comedic work entitled STAR Academy  was released September 15, 2009 by Random House/Doubleday. The sequel, Dark Secrets, was released on September 13, 2011. Kay’s writing for This Hour Has 22 Minutes has garnered him three Gemini Awards, a Canadian Comedy Award, and a Canadian Screenwriting Award. For his work in print journalism he has received two Canadian National Magazine Award Honourable Mentions.