James Acaster

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Flook

  • Tuesday 24th November 2020, 12:58pm
  • Devon, England
  • 324 posts

Where did he come from? suddenly other acts look old and tired

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Flook

  • Tuesday 24th November 2020, 4:21pm
  • Devon, England
  • 324 posts
Quote: Hercules Grytpype Thynne @ 24th November 2020, 2:59 PM

https://www.comedy.co.uk/forums/thread/28819/

That sobered me up. I was expecting to meet Alcaster but instead confronted by a bunch of squatters. I spent the whole time doing a Portillo and looking over my hosts shoulder.
Not denigrating the rest of the ensemble just never seen them before.

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Chris Hallam

  • Tuesday 24th November 2020, 7:43pm
  • Exeter, United Kingdom
  • 541 posts

He's a major talent. Perhaps the biggest to emerge in the last five years.

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Flook

  • Tuesday 24th November 2020, 8:23pm
  • Devon, England
  • 324 posts

Makes me smile the way Tommy Cooper or Bobby Ball could.

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Chappers

  • Tuesday 24th November 2020, 8:42pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 31,750 posts

I think he's very funny.

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Firkin

  • Wednesday 25th November 2020, 9:25am
  • United Kingdom
  • 1,099 posts

He's excellent and very left field. As were Mitch Hedberg or Eddie Izzard back in the day.

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paulted

  • Wednesday 25th November 2020, 7:23pm [Edited]
  • 127 Inkerman Terrace, Newcastle, England
  • 676 posts

Not really convinced myself. His "left field oddness" shtick might wear out given time. Some comedians one note performances can soon become annoying. Joe Wilkinson was great for a while but his "I'm a gormless weirdo" routine is just tiresome now.

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Chappers

  • Wednesday 25th November 2020, 7:25pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 31,750 posts

I heard you the first time!

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jsg

  • Friday 18th December 2020, 6:05am
  • United Kingdom
  • 450 posts

His new special is great, hopefully it will get an actual release soon.

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Sitcomfan64

  • Wednesday 23rd December 2020, 8:39pm
  • England
  • 794 posts

I think Acaster is this generation's Stewart Lee. He's so astute and in control of his persona.

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jsg

  • Thursday 7th January 2021, 8:03am
  • United Kingdom
  • 450 posts

Rewatched it.

It's a high-energy show and a lot of it seemed to borrow quite heavily, directly or not, from Stewart Lee. The latter comment isn't a criticism at all however, as Acaster is similarly talented and knows what works about Lee's stand-up. I loved the teasing of his old Christian audience who think they know more about comedy than him, including the description of the cup of tea. Lee's use of imagery is something that isn't talked about enough.