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News: James Acaster Resets Off On UK Tour

Four-time Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated James Acaster has announced a full UK tour this autumn. He will be performing his latest show Reset, following his upcoming 2016 run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The tour starts on September 21 in Cardiff and finishes at the Lyric Theatre in London on December 5.

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News: Autumn UK Tour For New Show From James Acaster

Dates have been confirmed all over the UK for James Acaster's next tour. 

The four-times Foster's Award nominee will be starting his tour at Oxford's Glee Club on September 22 and dates currently run until the Pheonix in Exeter on November 30.

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Comedy Season: Omid Djalili, Nish Kumar, James Acaster & More Play Cutty Sark

The Cutty Sark in Greenwich is launching a new season of comedy shows this week. Star attractions will be playing intimate gigs in the studio theatre below the deck of the legendary tea clipper which is moored in Greenwich in south London.

Interview: Rarely Asked Questions – James Acaster

The last time I saw James Acaster someone walked in late carrying two pints of lager and Acaster just went “Legend”. It seemed so out of character and out of context during his finely honed latest show, Represent, that it stuck in my mind. As did the rest of the brilliant Foster’s Award nominated set, in which the Kettering comic told the story of the time he did jury service and had great fun painting vivid thumbnail sketches of his fellow jurors. I won’t spoil the details, just go and enjoy them yourselves.

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News: BBC3 Plans New Stand Up Show

BBC Three has commissioned a brand new series of stand-up specials to showcase the most exciting new British comedy talent.

Live from the BBC will be filmed at the BBC’s Radio Theatre in Broadcasting House, London from November 13 - 15.

Edinburgh Fringe Review: Manwatching, Roundabout @ Summerhall

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Here is one of the most interesting things that Edinburgh has thrown up this year. A monologue about sex, written by an anonymous woman, read by a comedian who has not seen the script until it is handed to him onstage. Nish Kumar and Marcus Brigstocke have already done it and on the night I was in James Acaster was the plucky stand-up stepping out of his comfort zone. 

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Opinion: Do Critics Review The Show Or The Performer?

Are critics reviewing the performance we see or the performance that should be taking place? It’s an issue that has troubled me for a while and came to a head this week when I reviewed James Acaster. I called him a “comic genius” so somebody quite fairly asked me why I had only given him four stars rather than five. 

News: Stand-Ups Star In Secret Sex Confessions Show

Comedians Nick Helm, James Acaster, Nish Kumar and Marcus Brigstocke are among the performers appearing in a new unrehearsed show about heterosexual female sexuality at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Manwatching is described as "a funny, frank, and occasionally explicit insight into heterosexual female desire, read out loud by a man."

Latitude Review: James Acaster

I won’t go into too much detail about James Acaster’s Latitude set because it was clearly an excerpt from his forthcoming Edinburgh show, Represent. I will say for starters though that if you are going to Edinburgh and don't have a ticket yet get one quickly.

Acaster’s show is based on what I presume to be a true story of his time doing jury service. From this simple premise, however, he spins out a colourful yarn, packed full of vivid, instantly recognisable characters. 

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Edinburgh Preview: James Acaster

When it comes to recommending Edinburgh shows James Acaster is pretty much the ultimate no-brainer. In fact I can’t believe that I haven’t recommended the three-times Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee already. My general shorthand for Acaster is to describe him as a wise-cracking geek, but I’m not sure if this is fair any more. He still looks as if he is wearing the M&S range and waiting for a casting call from The Big Bang Theory, but there is something more muscular about Kettering’s favourite son these days.

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