Foster's Comedy Award Best Show Nominee 2012. It's time for some low-key stand-up from an angular young man. A whole host of topics is about to get what they've got coming to them. Quite frankly, it's about high time someone gave it to them the way they're about to get it. Here we go. 'One of the sharpest comic minds to have emerged in recent years' (Guardian). 'Deliciously daft and no slouch in the surprises department' (Evening Standard). 'One of the best hours of straight stand-up at this year's festival' (Time Out).
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- Beyond The Joke
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- The List
- London Is Funny
- Broadway Baby
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- The Scotsman
- The Independent
- The Guardian
- The Herald
- Fest Mag
- The New Current: Edinburgh Fringe 2013 interview: James Acaster
- ThreeWeeks: James Acaster: Quick quiz
- The Guardian: Fringe: How to... Make boring stuff funny
- Comedy Blogedy: Podcast Interview with James Acaster
- Laugh Out London: James Acaster interview
Full press release
This year James returns with his low-key whimsical routines and trivial stories for new show Lawnmower. The show will see James attempting to clear Yoko Ono's name, tackle the hardest questionnaire question of all time and figure out how happy he is with his smile! Lawnmower follows on from acclaimed success in both 2011 & 2012 with on only his second solo show last year Prompt garnered him a coveted Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination for Best Show as well as four and five star reviews across the board.
In addition to his success in live stand-up James has also appeared on many Television and Radio Shows across the country. In August 2010 James performed as part of BBC's Stand Up in the Street during the Edinburgh festival. He also graced his comedy brilliance on Australian TV show Australia Versus and was one of the co-hosts of My First Gig on Resonance FM. James has appeared on Russell Howard's Good News (BBC Three), Dave's One Night Stand (Dave), Chris Addison's Show and Tell (E4), Live at The Comedy Store (Paramount), Three @ The Fringe (BBC Three), Russell Kane's Whistle-stop Tour (BBC Radio 4) and the Edinburgh Fest Comedy Gala for BBC Three.
Most recently James has recorded his own pilot for BBC Radio 4, James Acaster's Findings in which he presents the results of his in-depth research into the subject of bread, assisted by his trusty sidekick Nathaniel Metcalfe. He is also a weekly fixture on Josh Widdicombe's XFM radio show.