I am relatively new to
the comedy scene having started performing in July 2005. In that time I have developed and
polished my act with astonishing results.
I have my own individual brand
of humour, which has wowed both audiences and critics alike. I intend to develop my comic skills,
through hard work, built from my initial success into an individual and marketable headline act in
the years to come.
I perform regularly around
central London, at places such as the Comedy Store, and Up the Creek, as well as many other venues
across the country.
2005: Runner-up: BBC New Comedy Awards.
2005: Finalist: Jimmy Carr's Comedy Idol
2006: Finalist: Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year
2006: Semi Finalist: So you think you're funny
BBC Radio 4's - 28 Acts in 28 minutes introduced by John Humphrys aired in June 2006
BBC Radio 7 broadcast both the Semi Final and Final of the BBC New Comedy Awards 2005
2006: Regular contributor to the Now Show BBC Radio 4
"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
It is impossible to explain,
but can reduce a room to hysterics
.. His set is unlike anything you have ever seen
FRANCIS WHEEN - THE EVENING
TITLE: "Just Like that
.a Comic Genius"
"To the Storm Nightclub
. For an evening of comedy where the night's star turns out to be 38 year old Edward Aczel
. he has the audience weeping with laughter.
Catch him if you can. This a
shambling ungainly self sabotaging genius could just be the heir to Tommy Cooper."
Tuesday 14th February 2006
DAVID SMITH - THE OBSERVER
TITLE: This week we want to know all about... Edward Aczel
"Francis Wheen, the
writer, columnist and wit, is impressed
He is describing stand-up comedian Edward Aczel, who
idolises Woody Allen and learned his unorthodox brand of humour at night school.
Aczel, 38, a project manager
for a marketing agency in Aylesbury, Bucks, has been doing comedy for about a year. 'I've always
enjoyed making people laugh, and the guys in the office have always said I should be on stage. At
Christmas before last I was looking for something to do in the evenings. I read an advert for a
course where you can go and learn to be a comic. It was two or three hours every Tuesday evening
in Camden for 12 weeks, and it gave me the nerve to stand up in front of an audience. I'd like to
make it a career.'
. Aczel, who was
runner-up in BBC7's New Comedy Awards last year and has performed at London's Comedy Store, always
had potential. 'He has a keen, fine sense of humour,' says a school report."