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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.




News: Second Book For James Acaster

James Acaster is to write a book about music released in 2016.

Senior commissioning editor at Headline Richard Roper acquired world rights for Perfect Sound Whatever from Caroline Chignell at PBJ Management. Headline previously published his debut Classic Scrapes.


News: American Tour For James Acaster

James Acaster is to take his acclaimed show Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999 to America.


TV Review: Hypothetical, Dave

Dave has a great track record at coming up with off-the-wall comedy shows, from Dave Gorman's Modern Life Is Goodish to, inevitably, Taskmaster (which is going to be mentioned a lot in this piece). Hypothetical is an interesting hybrid. It's as formulaic as any BBC panel show – and features a lot of the same people – but at the same time it comes to the chummy game show template from a distinctly sideways angle.

News: James Acaster To Film New Stand-Up Show

Acclaimed comedian James Acaster is filming a stand-up show featuring new material this March.

The comedian with a big interest in Kettering and four Netflix films under his belt tweeted: "It's neither my new show or my old show, it's stuff I wrote in between and want to do something with. Please come!"


News: Transmission Date & Line-Up For New James Acaster/Josh Widdicombe Show Hypothetical

More details have been revealed about Dave's new panel show Hypothetical, fronted by James Acaster and Josh Widdicombe.

The series will start on Dave on February 6 at 10pm. Episode one will feature guests Liza Tarbuck, Rob Beckett, Tom Allen and Jessica Knappett.


Review 2018: Best Comedy Gigs 2018

It's not easy to pick out the best gigs from the ones I've seen this year. I've probably seen around 250 comedy shows in 2018. Although just to reassure you that I'm not completely consumed by comedy five nights a week, around 100 of those were in August in Edinburgh. So here's my personal favourites.



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