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Edward Aczel Lives In A Meaningless Shed (Show And Tell)

By | Published on Sunday 11 August 2013

Edward Aczel’s humour is so off the wall that what he does is ‘anti-comedy’. Arriving with a much-consulted show plan in his pocket, he laboriously and hilariously takes the audience through his search for meaning; veering off into unrelated topics and ending up in group therapy with the audience. His speciality is asking a string of increasingly technical questions to hapless audience members. This is much funnier than it sounds; as seems to be a trademark of most of his material. It is remarkable how he manages to generate laughter with only the bare minimum of body language – sometimes barely opening his eyes. His monotone voice is the only tool required for hilarity to ensue. This is pared-back comedy at its finest.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 15 Aug (not 12), 6.10pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Isobel Steer]