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.
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
|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|
|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
|STILL GOING||Lead Role||Independent||Tom
|THE SKI TRIP||Lead Role||Independent||Tom
|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
|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|
|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|