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News: Comedy Fundraiser After Equipment Stolen With Josh Widdicombe, James Acaster, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Isy Suttie, Lazy Susan, Joel Dommett, Nish Kumar, Spencer Jones, Tim Key

Tom Parry and Ben Clark from Pappys are hosting an online fundraiser on July 12th for their old Youth Theatre in Wolverhampton. 
Not only has the Central Youth Theatre been hit hard by the pandemic but during lockdown it was burgled and all of the tech equipment was stolen.


News: Comic Relief Gives Fans A Chance To Appear In Their Favourite Podcasts

Podcast enthusiasts can now win a money-can’t-buy guest experience on their favourite podcasts. 

Acast, the UK’s leading podcast company has teamed up with Comic Relief for GuestFest, offering six lucky fans the opportunity to record an episode with the nation’s most beloved podcasts to benefit vulnerable people affected by Covid-19. 


News: James Acaster, Fin Taylor, Jen Brister And Esyllt Sears Guest In Latest Mark Olver Podcast Panel Show Who Said That?

Finding themselves out of work and struggling to stay sane, stand up comedian Mark Olver, who has warmed audiences up for the every panel show going (including The Last Leg, HIGNFY, Would I Lie To You), has joined forces with TV producer Simon Gummer to create their very own comedy panel show.
Produced independently for zero budget the lockdown has actually provided an opportunity to produce something that would normally not be possible without the backing of a major production company and broadcaster. 


News: New Podcasts For James Acaster And Matt Lucas

James Acaster and Matt Lucas both feature in new podcasts launched by BBC Sounds today.


News: CBS Orders Pilot Of James Acaster Comedy We The Jury

American broadcaster CBS has ordered a pilot of We The Jury, the sitcom written by comedian James Acaster.

We The Jury originally went out as a one-off as part of a pilots series on BBC2 in 2016, but a series was not commissioned in the UK.


News: James Acaster Invests In Streaming Site NextUp By Accident

James Acaster has revealed he accidentally bought shares in a company thinking it was Netflix. They were instead for the similarly titled NextUp - a London based start-up that streams stand-up comedy specials. The confusion came about whilst James attempted to browse the web whilst snacking - a valuable lesson for all.


News: James Acaster Wins Melbourne Comedy Prize

James Acaster has won this year's Melbourne International Comedy Festival award for Most Outstanding Show.

Acaster picked up the award for his latest show Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999. As he is probably fed up reading by now, Acaster has been nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award five times without winning. He didn't take Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999 to the Edinburgh Fringe but his run in London last autumn garnered umpteen five star rave reviews.


News: Melbourne Best Show Nominations For Tom Allen, James Acaster

The nominations have been announced for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Awards 2019. The nominations for the most outstanding show are Anne Edmonds, Cassie Workman, Geraldine Hickey, James Acaster, Nath Valvo and Tom Allen.

The nominees for the Best Newcomer Award 2019 are Blake Freeman, Dan Rath, Nina Oyama and Oliver Coleman.

Interview: James Acaster on Bake Off Stand Up To Cancer

James Acaster talks – briefly – about The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer. I think they might have caught him when he had other things on his mind.


Can you bake?

No I cannot.


Who taught you?

My mother and sister tried to.


What is your own personal signature dish?


Video: James Acaster On Pancake Day

"Shrove is the past tense of the English verb 'to shrive'" Thank you for making my Pancake Day James Acaster.





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