Our Liverpool Laughs series offers short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into the offerings at the Liverpool Comedy Festival. Edward Aczel tells us about his show Foreign Policy, which he will be performing at Funny Looking Fringe at 81 Renshaw Street.
How would you describe your show in one sentence?
It’s a show where I wing it on Foreign Policy – but mainly achieve nonsense
Is this your first visit to the Liverpool Comedy Festival, if so what interesting tales have you been told about what to expect?
This is the first time I’ve done Liverpool Comedy Festival – not heard anything much – which in my game is good!
How has the show developed on the way to the Liverpool Comedy Festival?
Well I’ll have performed it 24 days in a row at the Edinburgh fringe – as a bit of a warm up for the Liverpool Comedy Festival – so I should at least know it by then
How have you been preparing for the Liverpool Comedy Festival?
It takes about a year to develop a show – so it all started around September last year – but I’m not going to lie to you – it has bursts of energy…. and then fades.
What do you think sets your show apart from all the other festival offerings?
I am actively trying to be shambolic
Who in the comedy world influences you the most?
Stewart Lee, although I don’t know why
What was your worst onstage experience?
After a while they merge into one – you tend to try to forget the bad ones and move on – but that’s showbusiness
What is your favourite cracker joke?
What’s Brown and Stickey – A stick
Dates and times: 9pm 24th September 81 Renshaw St, Liverpool
Ticket prices: £7.50
Venue: 81 Renshaw St, Liverpool