james acaster

News: James Acaster Announces UK Tour

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee James Acaster has announced a tour starting on October 1 in Northampton and ending in Bath on December 3. His new show Represent tells the story of Acaster's time doing jury service during a murder trial.

Acaster has recently established himself as one of the most distinctive comedians in the UK. He has notched up a plethora of award nominations. As well as three Edinburgh Comedy Award nominations he won Best International Show Award at the 2014 New Zealand International Comedy Festival.


TV Preview: The John Bishop Show, BBC1

These are busy times for television-friendly comedians. Even though Live at the Apollo is taking a break there seem to be more mainstream openings than ever for those that fancy a bit of exposure. ITV1 has Sunday Night at the Palladium and now BBC1 has jumped in a day earlier with The John Bishop Show.

News: Occupy Stages Major Comedy Gigs

Occupy Democracy is holding its first Festival of Democracy, a ten-day event celebrating British democracy and the right to protest, featuring workshops, speakers and entertainment, on the front lawn of the establishment, Parliament Square opposite Westminster.

During the festival they will be presenting three nights of live comedy on May 5, 7 and 9 featuring some of the country’s finest alternative and politically-engaged acts.

News: Chortle Awards 2015 Results

It has been a big night for comedy awards. As well as Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival Awards being handed out in Leicester, the Chortle Awards have been handed out in London in a ceremony hosted by Clive Anderson. Among those presenting awards were Nancy Dell'Olio, Richard Herring and Matt Berry. See here for the nominees.









News: Adam Buxton, James Acaster & Invisible Dot at Manchester Festival

Innovative comedy producers Invisible Dot will be curating a programme of events as part of the Manchester International Festival which runs from July 2 - 19. Among the highlights is the world premiere of The Crocodile, a Dostoyevsky story adapted by Tom Basden, plus a new show from Adam Buxton. Events will take place in the Pavilion Theatre, Festival Square.

Preview: This Comedian – Live, Duchess Theatre

I wrote recently about how sometimes it can be a frustrating for people who see a lot of comedy to hear the same comedians – however brilliant – do the same material every time you see them. This Monday’s all-star, must-see gig at the Duchess Theatre seems to have come up with the answer.

Opinion: The Couldn't Give A Shit Schtick

I turned on the radio yesterday afternoon and heard a comedian telling people not to go to his gig. It was James Acaster on Radio 5 and while he was there ostensibly to plug his extended Soho Theatre run, you could almost hear the cogs in his brain whirring as he suddenly realised that with the DJ bigging him up so much he might be attracting gangs of Doreen-from-accounts-in-deely-boppers drunken Christmas office parties to his show.

News: James Acaster Adds New London Dates

James Acaster has added an extra run of shows at the Soho Theatre to follow his recent 10-night sell-out run at the venue. He will now return for more shows from December 9 - 23 due to phenomenal demand. In total Acaster will have entertained an audience the size of Hammersmith Apollo by the end of this run.

News: Foster's Award Nominations Announced

The nominations for the 2014 Foster’s Comedy Awards have been announced. They are as follows:

Sara Pascoe

James Acaster

John Kearns

Liam Williams

Alex Horne

Romesh Ranganathan

Sam Simmons

Edinburgh Fringe Review: James Acaster

The Pleasance


There are comedians who shoot out gags like machine gun fire and then there is James Acaster. The slow burn Kettering stand-up bagged a Foster's Comedy Award nomination for his show Prompt last year and he has returned, guns discreetly blazing, with a new mini-masterpiece, which refines his idiosyncratic technique and quirky stage persona.


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