Edward Aczel

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Edward Aczel began performing stand up in 2005 at the age of 38. By the end of 2005, he was the runner-up in both prestigious BBC New Comedy Awards and in Jimmy Carr’s Comedy Idol (which was filmed for the extras on Jimmy Carr’s 2005 live DVD).

Ed is now a regular headliner on the comedy circuit, and has performed six solo shows at the Edinburgh Festival. 2007’s show was hailed by Jimmy Carr on BBC2’s Culture Show as “the funniest thing on the Fringe.”

In 2008 Ed won the Malcolm Hardee Award and received many of five and four star reviews. Writer Zadie Smith wrote an article in the New Yorker magazine about the show, which you can read here.

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2008/12/22/dead-man-laughing

More recently he has had a fantastic Edinburgh Fringe 2015, with an extremely well received solo show ‘The Random Flapping of a Butterfly’s Wings’ whilst also acting in award winning ‘Waiting For Gaddot’.

Ed has toured the UK widely including performing at the Soho Theatre annually since 2010. He has also contributed to several radio shows including BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends, 28 Acts In 28 Minutes, Pick Of The Week and Happy Mondays. Ed’s television work includes recent pilot, “Grass Roots” (London Live) and “Common Ground” for Sky.

Ed will be starting a new UK tour beginning in late January 2016, which will take him right across the country.

“Edward Aczel is perhaps Britain’s greatest living anti-comedian”  Guardian

“One of the most inventive and memorable comics working today”  The Scotsman

“Aczel is a shambles of comic success”  The Independent

“One of the most entertaining oddities to emerge in recent years”  Metro

“His meanderings are apparently the evidence of pure genius”  List

 

Credits:

STAGE
THE RANDOM FLAPPING OF A BUTTERFLY’S WINGS Solo Show 25 date National Tour including Soho Theatre Little Wander
THE RANDOM FLAPPING OF A BUTTERFLY’S WINGS Solo Show Edinburgh Fringe Berks Nest, Phoebe Bourke/Katie Churchill
RICHARD GADD’S – WAITING FOR GADDOT –  Bouncer Edinburgh Fringe and Soho Theatre Brown Eyed Boy Productions, Gary Reich
EDWARD ACZEL LIVES IN A MEANINGLESS SHED Solo Show Edinburgh Fringe Show + Tell
EDWARD ACZEL DOESN’T EXIST Solo Stand-Up Show Soho Theatre + Tour Edward Aczel
EVER TRIED. EVER FAILED. NO MATTER. TRY AGAIN. FAIL AGAIN… Solo Stand-Up Show Soho Theatre Edward Aczel
EXPLAINS ALL THE WORLD’S PROBLEMS… AND SOLVES THEM Solo Stand-Up Show Soho Theatre Edward Aczel
FILM
THE MILKMAN The Milkman (title role) Chips Films Jonathan Brooks and Matt LaRoche
DOUBLE ACT BY JOZ NORRIS Greg (lead role) Turtle Canyon Matthew Highton
LA BELLE FOLIE, Papa Square Cat Films Ruth Pickett
LIFE ON THE ROAD (DAVID BRENT) Stagehand Entertainment One/BBC Films Ricky Gervais
TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS Mr Jones Cupsogue Pictures Simon Pearce
GREAT EXPECTATIONS Howard National Film & Television School Beconsfield, Raphael Beaulieu
COMMON GROUND WITH RUFUS JONES AND DAN SKINNER man in Betting Shop Baby Cow/Sky Atlantic Dave
Lambert
STILL GOING Lead Role Independent Tom
Persson
THE SKI TRIP Lead Role Independent Tom
Tagholm (C4)
TV
CALL THE MIDWIFE Mr Higson Neal Street Productions for BBC James Larkin
BEFORE THE MORNING AFTER (PANEL SHOW) Co – host NBC Universal/Brown Eyed Boy Productions Jeanette Goulbourn
RICHARD GADD’S – WAITING FOR GADDOT (PILOT) Bouncer Brown Eyed Boy Productions Joe Stephenson
THE PHONEBILL (PILOT) Malc (Best Mate) Fremantle/Retort Tom Goble & Ant Craven
SHAMEWITCH Security Guard National Film and Television School Beconsfield, Daniel Montanarini
GRASS ROOTS – SITCOM PILOT BROADCAST ON TV “LONDON LIVE” Lead – Harry Pickles Artists in Motion /James Grant
Flanagan / Connolly
RADIO
HAPPY MONDAYS Stand-Up BBC RADIO 4 BBC
PICK OF THE WEEK Stand-Up BBC RADIO 4 BBC
28 ACTS IN 28 MINUTES Stand-Up BBC RADIO 4 BBC
LOOSE ENDS Stand-Up BBC RADIO 4 BBC
COMMERCIAL
 CAMELOT – NATIONAL LOTTERY (WITH LAURENCE LLEWELYN-BOWEN), Security Guard at Stonehenge AMV BBDO Jeff Low
CADBURY’S OAT CRUNCH Enterprising Eric Fallon Advertising Agency Ole Sanders

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