Edward Aczel is a project manager for a marketing company in Aylesbury, who has been performing comedy in his spare time since 2005. He has been runner-up in the BBC New Comedy Awards (2005) and semi-finalist in So You Think You’re Funny (2006). More recently he has appeared on Radio 4’s Loose Ends, Happy Mondays, Pick of the Week and 28 Acts in 28 Minutes.
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Newcomer Edward Aczel is an unforgettable performer. He has no jokes, reads the topic titles from the back of his hand and has all the delivery skills of the chief accountant awkwardly making a staff announcement.
Yet his is brilliantly funny - and there is absolutely no reason why he should be, other than the sheer subversion of the idea of a comedian being a confident, strong personality reeling off sharp jokes.
Instead he catalogues what he’s about to talk about, then offers vacuous, non-committal platitudes on each of them. Example: ‘What can you say about the Spanish Armada? I’m not 100 per cent sure…’
It is impossible to explain, but can reduce a room to hysterics - although it is easy to envisage other situations when he would die a horrible, slow death.
His set is, however, unlike anything you have ever seen, and worth catching for that aloneDate of review: Dec 2005
Edward Aczel Dates
Pay Peanuts! For Ed Aczel, John Smith and Dave Nicholls Edward Aczel Explains All The World's Problems... Then Solves Them Edward Aczel: Ever Tried. Ever Failed. No Matter. Try Again. Fail Again. Fail Better. Edward Aczel Doesn't Exist Edward Aczel: Lives in a Meaningless Shed BBC New Comedy Award Final 2005