James Acaster returns to Edinburgh with a show full to the brim of comedy. Prepare yourself for flights of fancy, remarkable gesticulation and maybe even some tempo changes. One thing's for sure - you will go absolutely bananas. 'Blisteringly funny and highly original' (List). 'An undeniable and wickedly original talent' (Fest). 'Blissfully whimsical' (TimeOut). 'Deliciously daft and no slouch in the surprises department' (Evening Standard). As seen on Russell Howard's Good News, Show and Tell, Dave's One Night Stand and Live at The Comedy Store as well as on tour with Josie Long and Milton Jones.
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- British Comedy Guide: James Acaster nominated for Edinburgh Comedy Award
- The New Current: Interview: James Acaster
- The List: James Acaster returns to Fringe with Prompt
- The Sun: Russell Howard's Good News star James Acaster is prompt
Full press release
Kettering's finest export James Acaster returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with a brand new hour of comedic whimsy & engaging storytelling. His second solo show Prompt is James' typically unique takes on bread research, the Kettering football chant, the Loch Ness Monster and stealing wooden ducks...
James began his comedy career in January 2008 and has since developed into an engaging & exciting comedian, performing all over the UK and firmly establishing himself as one of the most sought after new acts on the circuit. His hotly anticipated debut show Amongst Other Things expertly blended whimsical narratives & dynamic audience interaction and played to packed houses for the whole month in Edinburgh heralding a raft of five star reviews.
In 2009 James performed in a sell out three-hander show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe alongside Josh Widdicombe and Nick Helm. In 2010 he won Off The Kerb's Laughing Boy New Act before finishing as runner up in the Latitude New Act Competition the following month, where he performed to over 4,000 people. He also performed as part of BBC's Stand Up in the Street during the Edinburgh Fringe. He rounded off 2010 supporting Josie Long on a national tour, before kick-starting 2011 as the support act for Milton Jones on his UK tour for pretty much the whole year! Most recently James has appeared on Russell Howard's Good News (BBC Three), Dave's One Night Stand, Chris Addison's Show and Tell (E4) and Comedy Central at the Comedy Store, and toured the UK with Amongst Other Things.
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