Ashley Ward

Ashley Ward is a comedian, actress and singer originally from Conyers, GA. She performed improv and sketch comedy all over New York City for 13 years before making the move to LA. She also appeared in several off broadway shows including the New York Times Critic’s Pick “50 Shades! The Original Musical Parody” which she also co-wrote. TV Credits include Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell and Middle of the Night Show. Ashley is thrilled to perform at UCB Sunset with Magic to Do and Baby Wants Candy! She also performs around town with Big Black Car and is a proud Striking Viking Story Pirate! Ashley is also a former Jeopardy! Champion. This is not a joke.

Guest Appearances

November 17, 2020

Welcome, welcome! This week Zach and Jess, along with Scott and Brett, welcome Ashley Ward back to the show! Together, they present the groundbreaking musical The Pawn Three Dimensional Gambit with unforgettable numbers like “I Microwaved Tuna,” “Chomp, Chomp Chomp at the Chompathon,” and “Yes, I Am Guilty of Dunking on You.”

July 9, 2018

It’s OFF BOOK ‘s one-year anniversary and we have a blow out episode with all your favorite characters old and new! With Scott Aukerman, Paul Scheer, Paul F. Tompkins, Nicole Parker, Zeke Nicholson, John Hartman, Erin Whitehead, Eliza Skinner, Tawny Newsome and Ashley Ward, plus a very special surprise ending for all you Sleepy Babies! Is this OFF BOOK’s real final episode?! You’ll just have to tune in to find out!

March 20, 2018

DC musical legends The Capitol Steps (Baby Wants Candy’s Chris Grace, Ashley Ward, John Hartman and Scott Passarella) return to Hard Nation with catheters in tow, and songs about Sophie’s Choice, Laura Bush’s DUI, the complete history of America and Mockin Jay Pt. 1. Plus: Mark was in an all white male version of West Side Story, and Pete is taking a lot of Fentanyl. And don’t forget about Matthew Broderick…

November 13, 2017

This week, Ashley Ward (Baby Wants Candy) stars in this heavenly new musical filled with old and new testament fun, (plus peach AND mango margaritas!). With songs like “A Happy Day In Heaven”, “I Miss The Old God” and “Purgatory Wishes”, you won’t go to hell for listening to these tunes too many times!

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June 22, 2016

DC musical mainstays The Capitol Steps (“Baby Wants Candy”‘s Chris Grace, Ashley Ward, Amber Petty, John Hartman and Scott Passarella) perform some of their greatest hits on a Hard Nation musical extravaganza! Hear about their Vietnam-themed spinoff group and how Hamilton ripped them off between such classics as “ISIS Love” and “This Is The 90’s.”

This episode is sponsored by Blue Apron and Casper Mattresses.