Edinburgh Fringe Preview: James Acaster

james acaster

I think this is what they call a “no brainer”. James Acaster has notched up four consecutive Edinburgh Comedy Award nominations and a version of his new show, Reset, has already received glowing reviews at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. As the title suggests, it is all about being able to start your life again. This is no doubt a jumping off point for some trademark finely honed routines from one of the most skilful comedy engineers to emerge in recent years. Every line is there for a reason, there isn't a wasted syllable. Or for that matter a wasted arm gesture. Lest we forget, Acaster is also a marvellous physical comedian who can make audiences laugh with a look and a pose as well as with a laser-guided sentence. Go see.

James Acaster is at the Pleasance Courtyard from August 3 - 28, tickets here. UK tour dates here.


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