The audience has packed themselves into a tight unit in this show; not a gap between us, nary a straggler off on their own. What are we so afraid of? Because Edward Aczel must be the least threatening comedian at the Fringe this year. He comes out and mumbles facts about listed churches and stock exchange rates, then starts his slideshow on how to make it in comedy. As an anti-comedian par excellence, he of course just reads out the slides, way behind the audience as he stutters and mutters. The audience are alternately bemused and amused, and at the few points it gets close to traditional comedy I’m disappointed. I hope he keeps on bombing, but to packed rooms.
Underbelly Cowgate, 5 – 28 Aug, 7.20pm (8.20pm), £8.50 – £11.50, fpp70.
tw rating 4/5