Jed Ryan is a burlesque artist who has performed at many hotpots in his native New York as well as in Philly with BEARLESQUE. Jed is also an award-winning freelance writer and photographer with a focus on LGBTQ issues since 1994. He says, “I want to make the audience laugh. I want to get the audience turned on. And if I can do both, my work is done!” He lives with his husband and their three “kids”: a skunk, a mongoose, and a leopard gecko.