On The Graham Norton Show in April 2008, Ed stated that his girlfriend said 'no' to his marriage proposal, for 'a laugh' before quickly changing to yes.
Ed, along with other comedians, is part of The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), to help prevent suicides among young men.
In July 2007, Ed appeared at the Newbury Comedy Festival.
On February 3, 2007 Byrne appeared on a comedians' special edition of The Weakest Link.
Ed is currently featured in a series of comedy shorts on the MSN Video Channel in which he discusses some of his pet hates, including 'occasional smokers' and his girlfriend's snoring.
Byrne has performed six sell-out Edinburgh Festival runs (including 2004) and three sell-out UK tours.
In 2006 he toured the UK, recording a DVD in Leeds, entitled Pedantic and Whimsical.
Ed bought one of Prince's old guitars for £12,000.
In February 1996 Ed made his television comedy debut by appearing on the Australian show Hey, Hey! It's Saturday!.
In August 1994 Ed entered "So You Think You're Funny" competition in the Eninburgh Festival.
Ed did his first comedy gig in 1993 in Glasgow.
Ed was the "Edinburgh Festival's" biggest selling act in 2006.
In April 2007, Ed toured Australia and New Zealand.
Ed does the voice on the "Carphone Warehouse" adverts.
(on where he lives, as of March 2007)
Ed: I live with Claire in the Essex countryside. It's great here. I have a real country cottage with a sit-on mower, and I do real country things like chopping logs and screwing up paper to make fire-lighters.
(on being on stage)
Ed: Being on stage feels like the natural environment to me. In the live arena, I can be truly myself - there is no one editing me or executives interfering. It's just me and 500 people killing themselves laughing. That's great feeling, I can tell you!
(on his flat-sharing experiences with fellow comic Ross Noble)
Ed: The shittiest places were the ones I shared with Ross Noble. We had three different flats in north London: one in Haringey, where we had rats, another in Finsbury Park on the third floor but still managed to get rats. Then we went to Leytonstone, where we also got rats. We managed to infest every property we moved into.
(on interacting with his audience)
Ed: I try to get into it with the audience and have a chat. If somebody has a good answer I don't take the piss out of them. I don't like comedians who pick on audience members who don't deserve it. Having said that, some of my best friends do it. I'm generally determined not to make people look stupid because at least then they'll keep answering your questions.
(on his changing comedy style)
Ed: I haven't necessarily set out to have an agenda, but now I feel more inclined to talk about things I feel passionately about. I have things I want to get off my chest.
Ed: (referring to his DVD, "Pedantic and Whimsical") This DVD has been twelve years in the making, which means I started writing it before most people even had DVD players.