james acaster

News: Third West End Run for James Acaster

Following a sell-out debut run at London’s Vaudeville Theatre in October of his critically acclaimed brand-new show ‘Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999’, and a second sold-out upcoming week run at London’s Phoenix Theatre (14th - 19th Jan 2019), James Acaster has announced a THIRD West End run of the show, returning to the Vaudeville Theatre for six performances from 25th February – 2nd March 2019.Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday 14th December 2018, at 


News: New Podcast From James Acaster & Ed Gamble

Comedians James Acaster and Ed Gamble are launching a new food-based podcast, entitled Off Menu, on Wednesday, December 5.

In each instalment the duo will invite special guests into their magical restaurant to each choose their favourite starter, main course, side dish, dessert and drink. 

News: Vault Festival Announces Its Comedy Line Up

The Vault Festival has launched its programme for 2019 and it once again includes a self-contained Comedy Festival. This year's line-up includes works-in-progress from household favourites like James Acaster, Phil Wang and Desiree Burch and debut hours from up and coming acts such as Helen Bauer, Chloe Petts and Kayla Macquarie.


Review: James Acaster, Vaudeville Theatre, WC2

There is a theory among performers that critics get into a huddle during the interval and decide what they are going write about a show and that's why we often agree about gigs. Can I say once and for all that this doesn't happen. Or if it does they meet up without telling me. When James Acaster premiered his new show Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999 at the Vaudeville Theatre in October I didn't even know the i and the Guardian were in the room.


News: James Acaster Joins Celebrity Call Centre for Christmas Special

James Acaster is to join the line-up of Channel 4's Celebrity Call Centre for a Christmas Special.

The Celebrity Call Centre is re-opening in partnership with Age UK, with eight new stars tackling dilemmas large and small, from Christmas quandaries to troublesome affairs of the heart. 


News: More West End Shows for James Acaster

Following a sell-out debut run and critical acclaim for his brand-new show ‘Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999’, James Acaster has announced a second West End run of the show, taking place across six performances at London’s Phoenix Theatre, from 14th -19th January 2019. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday 23rd November 2018, at livenation.co.uk


News: Regular Major Comedy Night Launched At Hackney Empire

The Hackney Empire is launching a new stand-up night featuring the top names in comedy in January. 
The regular Live at the Empire shows are being putting on by Show And Tell. The first night, on Saturday, January 26, will feature James Acaster, Tim Key, Milton Jones, Lolly Adefope and John Robins.

News: James Acaster Announces UK Tour

James Acaster has announced the UK tour for his brand new show ‘Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999’, but fans outside London may have to wait a while. It will start at the Reading Hexagon on September 12, 2019 and currently finishes at the Ipswich Corn Exchange on December 5, 2019. 

This follows six performances at London’s Vaudeville Theatre from 29th October – 3rd November, 2018. He is also planning to appear at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival next summer but details have not been announced yet.


Interview: James Acaster On His Taskmaster Experience

Why did you agree to take part in Taskmaster?

I’ve been a huge fan of the show for a long time and watched it a lot. It’s one of those programmes I’ve always wanted to do, and I felt very lucky when I got asked.

What was your strategy, if you had one?


News: New Panel Show for Josh Widdicombe & James Acaster

Josh Widdicombe and James Acaster are to front a new comedy panel show for Dave.

According to Deadline Hypothetical will test two teams of comedians on their ability to deal with a series of ridiculous scenarios such as "how someone would cope living in a motorway services for a year or how to take a selfie with Nicolas Cage within 48 hours or you die."


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