Please tell us about your brand of comedy- what can audiences expect?

Ed Aczel by Alex Genn-Bash

Ed Aczel by Alex Genn-Bash

My show is anti-comedy - like anti politics it's bad. Although anti comedy is just bad.....

Which comedians have been your biggest influence?

Andy Kaufman and Les Dawson

What random things make you laugh in everyday life?

Rod Stewart getting a Knighthood ... Don't know why ... It just seems ridiculous .... Arise Sir Rodney.

Please tell us about your best and worst moment on stage so far.

As an Anti Comedian it kind of gets a bit mixed - because "worst" is what you're aiming for.... I hate walkouts and empty rooms - but that goes with the territory. The best is yet to come....

Do you still get nervous when you do a gig?

Not nervous enough. I usually get nervous before the bigger gigs. Nerves are a good thing before a gig, it helps you to come out fighting and adds tension.

Why is Edinburgh Fringe Festival such a great platform for comedians?

Every great UK Comedian (and many more) have been through the Edinburgh mill. Audiences are always looking for a blend of better, new and different - so it's a great place to take a risk and see if you get a response.

Who are you looking forward to seeing as an audience member?

Lou Sanders and Richard Gadd

What is your advice to aspiring comedians?

Stand up is a blank canvas - enjoy the freedom that allows you to have. The only thing that really matters is to make people laugh.

What is the oddest heckle you've ever received?

Again I try to heckle the audience (i.e. it's the other way round). I used to ask an audience member if they could pretend to be a taxi driver from Dagenham as I had a bit of banter on that.

What is next for you?

Hopefully I'll tour this show around the UK. I'm also acting a bit more now - and can be seen in the next series of Call the Midwife.

Ed Aczel's Foreign Policy

Heroes @ The Hive

4-28 Aug (Not 16)

16:20 (17:20)


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