Ask most comics who they are looking forward to seeing at the Edinburgh Fringe and chances are most will have Ed Aczel on their list. With his bumbling, endearing style Ed has become a cult hero in the comedy circuit and from the preview we saw, he has another excellent hour on his hands.
Hello. How are you today?
I’m good its Saturday afternoon – I’ve done very little so far today
Are you ready for another month of Edinburgh Fringe action?
I wouldn’t say ready – but looking forward to a month of gigging and hopefully enjoying myself
At this stage, how closely does your programme blurb match the content of your show?
Its really difficult because you have to write the blurb in February/March time and the show changes a lot during that time – I hope it matches – but I think people know what they’re coming to see – so hopefully no one will be disappointed
What are your tips for getting people to see your show?
I don’t really have any secret answers or any cunning stunts planned – I hope the first week goes well and if so I should be alright (in many ways Edinburgh works on word of mouth). So audiences follow good gigs…. touch wood.
Is there anyone in particular you’d like to see in your audience?
Its always nice to see friends and family from outside of the comedy world – because you feel they are there to support what you are trying to do. My Mum comes every year (she used to come with Aunty Ann – who sadly passed away last year). So I suppose I will be missing Aunty Ann’s presence this year most of all.
Who are you sharing a flat with this festival and how will you help each other survive the month?
I’ve got a one bedroom flat to myself this year (I was going to share with Maff Brown – but he had to drop out). Its a big luxury to have your own space – so I am looking forward to that.
Other than the great shows, what else are you looking forward to about your trip to Edinburgh this year?
Hopefully I’ll get out and about a bit this time and see some theatre
What’s your topping at The Baked Potato Shop on Cockburn Street?
Chilli con Carne
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Go see “Waiting for Gaddot” 11:30pm at the Banshee Labyrinth – its a great show – also all of Bob Slayer’s stuff at the Hive and the Blunderbus etc is great this year.
Ed Aczel: The Random Flapping Of A Butterfly’s Wings
Heroes @ The Hive
7-30 August, 5.30pm
PWYW or £6 to guarantee entry