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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.




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.


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