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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.


Video: James Acaster On Would I Lie To You?

Did James Acaster try to drown himself because he didn’t get the gift he wanted for Christmas? 

Watch James Acaster below


2018 Review: Top Comedy Specials 2018

TV comedy specials are like arseholes. Everyone has one. Well, not quite everyone, but it has certainly felt that way recently with Netflix dropping standup shows as if they are going out of style. The streaming network has lots more to come in the new year and I've got to come clean, it is getting hard to keep up with them. For example, the recent Ellen DeGeneres special might have featured in the chart below – except that I haven't had a chance to watch it yet. Maybe it will appear in next year's chart.


News: James Acaster's Fireman Story On Would I Lie To You? Goes Viral

James Acaster's appearance on the Christmas edition of Would I Lie To You? Has proved to be one of the hits of the festive season.

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


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. 


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