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Ed Aczel is a British stand-up comedian who is notorious on the scene for his unique style of comedy, or ‘anti-comedy’. Managing to balance performing critically acclaimed shows in his spare time away from his job as a project manager for a marketing company in Aylesbury, Ed weaves skills from his daily life seamlessly into his shows. Using SWOT analysis, holding political Q&A sessions and very cleverly utilising silence to divide and conquer his audiences, Ed is now a seasoned comic performing regularly at the Fringe and beyond.
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A question that demands an answer, Ed’s show is disarmingly deadpan and thoughtful yet frivolous. Ed is the underdog who revels in his shambolic anti-comic persona in this lugubrious and downbeat meditation on science, philosophy and mathematics. Don’t miss this unique talent.
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Ed started performing comedy in July 2005 after taking an evening course on ‘how to be a comic’. After completing the twelve week course, of which he fondly remembers – ‘it gave me the nerve to stand up in front of an audience. I’d like to make it a career…’, Ed now performs regularly in London, as well as in many other cities across the country.
He was runner-up in the BBC New Comedy Awards (2005) and semi-finalist in So You Think You’re Funny (2006). He has also appeared on Radio 4’s Loose Ends, Happy Mondays, Pick of the Week and 28 Acts in 28 Minutes, and has contributed to The Now Show.
Ed infamously appears on Jimmy Carr’s 2005 live DVD and, as is Fringe lore, is still working full time in his most probably very dull and boring office job – something that brilliantly informs his ‘antidote to the slickness and polished perfection of mainstream performance’ (Broadway Baby).
Ed has performed 9 solo shows at the Edinburgh Festival to date, and has appeared on several radio shows including BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends, 28 Acts In 28 Minutes, Pick Of The Week and Happy Mondays.