If laughter is the best medicine then Ade Edmondson is one of the doctors. His full name is Adrian Charles "Ade" Edmondson. Adrian is a writer, comedian, actor, television presenter, musician, and director. He took birth in Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, on January 24, 1957.

Ade was born to Dorothy Eileen 'nee Sturgeon and Fred Edmondson and has three siblings. Since his father taught at the Armed Forces, Ade grew up in several places like Uganda, Cyprus, and Bahrain. He attended Pocklington School, East Riding of Yorkshire for seven years but didn't enjoy his time there. Teachers would cane him a lot of times.

Later, as his parents got jobs in aboard, he began to drink and enjoy his life. Ade's English teacher Michael Aubrey recognized his talent and would encourage him to pursue drama and participate in school plays. He then enrolled himself in the University of Manchester to learn acting. There he befriended Rik Mayall and together they started to work at The Comedy Store and gradually become famous.

After becoming famous they began to perform at The Comic Strip. Ade started to get a lot of offers from film and TV industry. He has worked in Kevin Turvey: The Man Behind The Green Door (TV Short), Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Filthy Rich & Catflap, Bottom Live 2003: Weapons Grade Y-Fronts Tour, The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Treasure of the Peacock's Eye (TV Movie), A Bucket o' French & Saunders, and much more. In 1984, Ade formed a band called Bad News with Peter Richardson, Rik Mayall, and Nigel Planer.

They released numerous albums like The Cat in the Hat and Other Stories, Bad News, and much more and even performed in few festivals. In 2010, he took a break from comedy to focus on music. Ade has also inspired a character from Absolutely Fabulous named Edina Monsoon. He is the author of Tilly and the Time Machine, a children's book.

Ade married Jennifer Saunders a fellow comedian, on May 11, 1985. The couple has three daughters named Freya, Ella, and Beattie. They have also founded a production company titled Mr. and Mrs. Monsoon Limited and her grandparents to Ella's sons Fred and Albert and daughter Ivy.

He enjoys watching football and supports Exeter City F.C. When Ade's friend Rik Mayall died he helped carry the casket. Ade has written the foreword for never say die: the remarkable rise of Exeter City Nick Spencer's book.