Ed Stivender has been touring his one-man-show since 1980. In reviews of his work, Ed has been called “the Robin Williams of storytelling” by the Miami Herald and “a Catholic Garrison Keillor” by Kirkus Review. Since 1977, when he left his day job as a high school teacher in Connecticut and turned to storytelling full-time, Ed has fabulated his way around the globe–appearing in schools, churches, coffeehouses and theaters, as well as at major storytelling festivals. He has been a featured performer at the National Storytelling Festival, the Cape Clear Island International Storytelling Festival in Ireland, Graz Festival, Austria and the Philadelphia Folk Festival. The National Storytelling Association inducted Ed into its Circle of Excellence in 1996. Ed is the author or two books of tales: Raised Catholic, Can You Tell? and Still Catholic After All These Fears. He has also released several recordings of his performances.