Ed Aczel

About Ed

Edward Aczel is an award-winning stand-up comedian, actor and writer

For some time he has concentrated his attention as an actor – his credits in 2018 include parts in feature film “The Favourite” and series “The Crown”. He also appears in TV sitcom “Hold the Sunset” opposite John Cleese (a childhood ambition).

Ed’s film and television work also include roles in: Genius II (Picasso) (Amazon Prime), “David Brent Life on the Road”, Bafta winning “Morgana Robinsons Comedy Short” (Sky), “Lee and Dean” – where he is a returning character (C4), “Call the Midwife” (BBC), “Drunk History” (Dave) and “Common Ground” (Sky).

Ed is a highly respected and much-loved stand-up comedian. He has performed nine solo shows at the Edinburgh Festival.

Jimmy Carr (on BBC2’s Culture Show) named his debut show as “the funniest thing on the Fringe.”

In 2008 he won the prestigious Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality and has received praise from the press:

  • Writer Zadie Smith was inspired to write a piece in the New Yorker from his 2008 show
  • The Guardian recommending his critically acclaimed 2015 show “The Random Flapping of a Butterflies Wings”
  • 4 star review in The Scotsman for 2017 show “Is Ed Aczel Infinite?”
  • Interview in the Irish Times in advance of The Kilkenny Comedy Festival 2018

He continues to tour and appear at many comedy festivals throughout the UK and Ireland and has contributed to several radio shows including BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends, 28 Acts In 28 Minutes, Pick of The Week and Happy Mondays.

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

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

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

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



THE CROWN (SEASON 3) George Brown Left Bank Pictures/Netflix Benjamin Caron
GENIUS II: PICASSO French Priest National Geographic/Amazon Prime Greg Yiatanes
HOLD THE SUNSET (CHRISTMAS SPECIAL) Ronald Mangle (Estate Agent) BBC Comedy Productions Ltd Sandy Johnson
MORGANA ROBINSON’S SUMMER COMEDY SHORT Taxi Driver Merman Television Ltd for Sky TV MJ Delaney
LEE AND DEAN Uncle Brian (Returning Character) Bingo Productions for Channel 4 Mark O’Sullivan
CALL THE MIDWIFE Mr Higson Neal Street Productions for BBC James Larkin
DRUNK HISTORY – WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Abusive Londoner Tiger Aspect Tom McKay
COMMON GROUND WITH RUFUS JONES AND DAN SKINNER Man in Betting Shop Baby Cow/Sky Atlantic Dave Lambert
BACK (EP 1) Voice over (ADR) Big Talk for Channel 4 Ben Palmer
SKETCHY AS F*CK (PILOT: DIFFICULT BIRTH) JJ (Director) Showem Entertainment Ltd Marcus Liversedge
BEFORE THE MORNING AFTER (PANEL SHOW) Co – host NBC Universal/Brown Eyed Boy Productions Jeanette Goulbourn

THE FAVOURITE Earl of Stratford Element Pictures Yorgos Lanthimos
LIFE ON THE ROAD (DAVID BRENT) Stagehand Entertainment One/BBC Films Ricky Gervais
IN CASE OF INCASITY (NOLLYWOOD) Judge Hunt Indijo Productions Kola Munis
FACING IT Dad National Film and Television School Sam Gainsborough
FATHER’S IN A COMA Father (Title Role) Flock Martin Collins
DIZZEE RASCAL – BOP N KEEP IT DIPPIN Taxi Driver Pulse for Island Records Romain Chassaing
THE MILKMAN The Milkman (title role) Chips Films Jonathan Brooks and Matt La Roc
DOUBLE ACT BY JOZ NORRIS Greg (lead role) Turtle Canyon Matthew Highton
LA BELLE FOLIE Papa Square Cat Films Ruth Pickett
TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS Mr Jones Cupsogue Pictures Simon Pearce
GREAT EXPECTATIONS Howard National Film & Television School Raphael Beaulieu
STILL GOING Lead Role Independent Tom Persson
THE SKI TRIP Lead Role Independent Tom Tagholm

DR BROWN’S DEVISED SHOW (CLOWNING) Cast Soho Theatre Philip Burgers & Soho Theatre
IS ED ACZEL INFINITE? Solo Stand-Up Show Edinburgh Fringe Ebdon Management
ED ACZEL’S FOREIGN POLICY Solo Stand-Up Show Edinburgh Fringe and 15 date National Tour Ebdon Management/Little Wander
THE RANDOM FLAPPING OF A BUTTERFLY’S WINGS Solo Stand-Up Show 25 date National Tour Little Wander
THE RANDOM FLAPPING OF A BUTTERFLY’S WINGS Solo Stand-Up Show Edinburgh Fringe and Soho Theatre Berks Nest
RICHARD GADD’S – WAITING FOR GADDOT Ed the Bouncer Edinburgh Fringe and Soho Theatre Brown Eyed Boy Productions, Gary Reich
EDWARD ACZEL LIVES IN A MEANINGLESS SHED Solo Show Edinburgh Fringe and Soho Theatre Show + Tell
EDWARD ACZEL DOESN’T EXIST Solo Stand-Up Show Edinburgh Fringe and Soho Theatre Show + Tell
EVER TRIED. EVER FAILED. NO MATTER. TRY AGAIN. FAIL AGAIN… Solo Stand-Up Show Edinburgh Fringe and Soho Theatre Show + Tell
EXPLAINS ALL THE WORLD’S PROBLEMS… AND THEN SOLVES THEM Solo Stand-Up Show Edinburgh Fringe and Soho Theatre Show + Tell
DO I HAVE TO COMMUNICATE WITH YOU? Solo Stand-Up Show Edinburgh Fringe and Soho Theatre Show + Tell