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James Acaster

James Acaster is an English comedian who has been nominated for Best Show five times at the Edinburgh Fringe. He hosts the panel shows Hypothetical, alongside Josh Widdicombe, and the food podcast Off Menu, with Ed Gamble. In 2018 he released a 4-part Netflix original comedy series James Acaster: Repertoire, and in 2019 he won the Chortle Award for Best Show with stand-up special Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999.

More information

Born
Wednesday 9th January 1985
Nationality
English

Awards

British Podcast Awards 2021
Listeners' Choice Award: Top 20 (Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster)
National Comedy Awards, The 2021
Outstanding Male Comedy Entertainment Performance: Longlisted
National Comedy Awards, The 2021
Best Comedy Podcast: Longlisted (Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster)
British Podcast Awards 2021
The Creativity Award: Nominee (James Acaster's Perfect Sounds)
British Podcast Awards 2021
Entertainment: Runner-up (James Acaster's Perfect Sounds)
British Podcast Awards 2020
Listeners' Choice Award: Nominee (Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster)
Chortle Awards 2020
Internet Award: Nominee (Off Menu)
JOE Comedy Awards 2020
Podcast: Winner (James Acaster's Perfect Sounds)
British Podcast Awards 2020
Best Comedy: Nominee (Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster)
British Podcast Awards 2020
Entertainment: Nominee (Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster)
Chortle Awards 2019
Best Full-Length Solo Show: Winner
JOE Comedy Awards 2019
Podcast: Winner (Off Menu)
Chortle Awards 2018
Book Award: Nominee
Chortle Awards 2016
Best Full-Length Solo Show: Nominee
Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2016
Best Comedy Show: Nominee
Chortle Awards 2015
Breakthrough Act: Winner
Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2015
Best Comedy Show: Nominee
Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2014
Best Comedy Show: Nominee
Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2013
Best Comedy Show: Nominee

Credits

Year Production Role
2021 Question Team
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Guest
2021 Sorry, I Didn't Know - Series 2
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Guest
2021 The Last Leg - Series 23
  1. E1 - Episode One
Guest
2021 QI - Series S
  1. E2 - Secrets, Spies & Sleuths
Guest
2021 Channel Hopping With Jon Richardson - Series 2
  1. E1 - Episode One
Guest
2021 Big Zuu's Big Eats - Series 2
  1. E2 - James Acaster
Guest
2021 Mark Smith Versus The People - Series 2
  1. E1 - Fame
Terry Gibbs
2021 The Jonathan Ross Show - Series 17
  1. E6 - Tom Jones, Paloma Faith, Dave Bautista, Nicola Adams, James Acaster, Royal Blood
Guest
2021 Grave New World Fizz Gambol - Fizzy Drinks Expert
2021 Hypothetical - Series 3 Host / Presenter
2021 Save The Bill Murray
  1. E6 - James Acaster
Self
2021 The Island Announced Creator
2021 The Island Announced Executive Producer
2020 The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year
  1. E25 - The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year 2020
Guest
2020 James Acaster - Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999 Writer
2020 James Acaster - Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999 Host / Presenter
2020 The Last Leg - Series 20
  1. Special - The Last Leg Of The Year
Guest
2020 Mission: Accessible - Series 1
  1. E3 - West Country
Self
2020 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 19 (Channel 4: Series 20)
  1. Special - Highlights Special
Guest
2020 ReincarNathan - Series 2
  1. E5 - Komodo
Arakas, the young Komodo
2020 The Machynlleth Comedy Festival - 2020
  1. E1 - 10 Years Of Mach Fest
Guest
2020 Who Said That? - Series 1
  1. E7 - Episode Seven
Guest
2020 Stuart Goldsmith's Infinite Sofa
  1. E7 - Episode Seven
Guest
2020 Hypothetical - Series 2 Host / Presenter
2019 Content
  1. E2 - Homeless Social Experiment
Eddie
2019 Would I Lie To You? - Series 13
  1. E9 - Episode Nine
Guest
2019 Birmingham Comedy Festival Self
2019 Blockbusters - Series 2
  1. Special - Christmas Special
Guest
2019 James Acaster: Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999 Self
2019 QI - Series Q
  1. E15 - Quantity And Quality
  2. Special - Highlights Special
  3. Special - Highlights Special
Guest
2019 Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier - Series 2
  1. E10 - Planet Earth
Guest
2019 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 17 (Channel 4: Series 18)
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
2019 The Jonathan Ross Show - Series 14
  1. E2 - Harry Redknapp, John Barnes, Naomi Campbell, Dido
Guest
2019 Hypothetical - Series 1 Host / Presenter
2018 Have I Got News For You - Series 56
  1. Special - Have I Got 2018 News For You
Guest
2018 Insert Name Here - Series 4
  1. Special - Xmas
Guest
2018 Would I Lie To You? - Series 12
  1. Special - Would I Lie To You At Christmas?
Guest
2018 Taskmaster - Series 7 Self
2018 Nathaniel Metcalfe: Chameleon, Comedian, Corinthian and Caricature Director
2018 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 15 (Channel 4: Series 16)
  1. Special - Christmas Special
Self
2018 A1: The Long Road To Edinburgh Self
2018 Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier - Series 1
  1. E6 - Technology
Guest
2018 From Russia With Lou & Annie
  1. E2 - Matchday 2
Self
2018 Mock The Week - Series 17
  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E3 - Episode Three
  3. E5 - Episode Five
  4. Special - Highlights Special
  5. Special - Christmas Special
Guest
2018 The Leak - Series 7
  1. E3 - Machynlleth Comedy Festival Special
Guest
2018 Have I Got News For You - Series 55
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Guest
2018 James Acaster: Repertoire Writer
2018 James Acaster: Repertoire Host / Presenter
2018 The Now Show - Series 52 Writer
2018 The Now Show - Series 52 Self
2017 James Acaster's Xmas Writer
2017 James Acaster's Xmas Self
2017 Insert Name Here - Series 3
  1. E3 - Anne
Guest
2017 Would I Lie To You? - Series 11
  1. E3 - Episode Three
  2. Special - The Unseen Bits
Guest
2017 Stand Up Central - Series 3
  1. E6 - Episode Six
Guest
2017 The Last Leg - Series 12
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Guest
2017 Bastard Entry Self
2017 James Acaster: The Trelogy Self
2017 8 Out Of 10 Cats - Series 20
  1. E10 - Episode Ten
  2. Special - Best Bits
Guest
2017 Tonight At The London Palladium - Series 4
  1. E8 - Episode Eight
Guest
2017 Mock The Week - Series 16
  1. Special - Election Special
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E8 - Episode Eight
  4. E9 - Episode Nine
  5. E10 - Episode Ten
  6. Special - Highlights Special
  7. Special - Christmas Special
Guest
2017 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown - Series 12 (Channel 4: Series 13)
  1. E1 - Episode One
Guest
2017 Absolutely Fine - Series 1
  1. E2 - Deliveroo
Deliveroo guy
2017 Romesh: Talking To Comedians
  1. E2 - In Caffs About Growing Up
Guest
2017 Mime Utopia Voiceover (Voice)
2017 James Acaster: The Trelogy Self
2017 Insert Name Here - Series 2
  1. E5 - Charlie
Guest
2017 We Have Been Watching Self
2016 The Now Show - Series 49 Writer
2016 The Now Show - Series 49 Self
2016 8 Out Of 10 Cats - Series 19
  1. E6 - Episode Six
  2. Special - Best Bits
  3. Special - More Best Bits
Guest
2016 Funny, Furry & Famous Writer
2016 Funny, Furry & Famous Narrator
2016 James Acaster: Reset Self
2016 We The Jury Writer
2016 We The Jury Man at Court House
2016 Comedy Central At The Comedy Store - Series 4
  1. E5 - James Acaster At The Comedy Store
  2. E9 - James Acaster At The Comedy Store
Host / Presenter
2016 James Acaster: Reset Self
2016 Mock The Week - Series 15
  1. E5 - Episode Five
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E9 - Episode Nine
  4. E11 - Episode Eleven
  5. Special - Highlights Special
  6. Special - Christmas Special
Guest
2016 James Acaster: Sweet Home... - Sweet Home Lahnsteineringa
  1. E6 - Lahneck Castle
Director
2016 Stand Up Central - Series 2
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Guest
2016 The Funny Thing About...
  1. E1 - Kids
  2. E2 - Holidays
  3. E3 - Dating
  4. E4 - Christmas
  5. E6 - Growing Up
Guest
2016 Dave TALKS Writer
2016 Dave TALKS Host / Presenter
2016 James Acaster: Sweet Home... - Sweet Home Lahnsteineringa Writer
2016 James Acaster: Sweet Home... - Sweet Home Lahnsteineringa Host / Presenter
2016 Don't Make Me Laugh - Series 2
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Guest
2016 Radio 4 At The Machynlleth Comedy Festival With Elis James Self
2016 Live From The BBC - Series 1
  1. E3 - Spencer Jones & James Acaster
Self
2016 The Dog Ate My Homework - Series 3
  1. E6 - Episode Six
Guest
2016 Room 101 - Series 5
  1. E4 - Heston Blumenthal, James Acaster, Kirsty Wark
  2. Special - Best Of Series 5
Guest
2015 Have I Got News For You - Series 50
  1. Special - Highlights Special
Guest
2015 Live At The Apollo - Series 11
  1. E5 - Katherine Ryan, Henning Wehn, James Acaster
Guest
2015 Josh - Series 1
  1. E4 - Teabag & No Sympathy
Mike
2015 QI - Series M
  1. E15 - Mix And Match
  2. Special - QI VG: Compilation Show 13
Guest
2015 Fresh From The Fringe - 2015
  1. E1 - Fresh From The Fringe: 2015
Guest
2015 Manwatching Self
2015 James Acaster: Represent Self
2015 Mock The Week - Series 14
  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E3 - Episode Three
  3. E9 - Episode Nine
  4. E10 - Episode Ten
  5. Special - Highlights Special
  6. Special - Christmas Special
Guest
2015 Have I Got News For You - Series 49
  1. E9 - Episode Nine
Guest
2015 The John Bishop Show
  1. E1 - Episode One
Guest
2015 The Dog Ate My Homework - Series 2
  1. E8 - Episode Eight
  2. Special - Compilation Show
Guest
2015 Listomania - Series 1
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Guest
2015 Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled - Series 2
  1. E5 - Episode Five
  2. Special - Unseen
Guest
2015 Drunk History - Series 1
  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E7 - Episode Seven
Self
2014 Sweat The Small Stuff - Series 4
  1. E5 - Episode Five
  2. Special - Highlights Special
Guest
2014 James Acaster's Findings - Series 1 Writer
2014 James Acaster's Findings - Series 1 Host / Presenter
2014 8 Out Of 10 Cats - Series 18
  1. E5 - Episode Five
  2. Special - Jimmy, Sean & Jon's Best Bits
  3. Special - Best Bits
Guest
2014 Comedy Central At The Comedy Store - Series 3
  1. E2 - Episode Two
  2. E12 - Episode Twelve
Guest
2014 Never Mind The Buzzcocks - Series 28
  1. E4 - Episode Four
  2. Special - The Series That Changed The World
Guest
2014 Mock The Week - Series 13
  1. E10 - Episode Ten
  2. Special - Highlights Special
  3. Special - Christmas Special
  4. Special - New Year Special
Guest
2014 Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live - 2014
  1. E1 - Episode One
Guest
2014 MacAulay And Co - Edinburgh 2014
  1. E3 - Episode Three
Self
2014 Virtually Famous - Series 1
  1. E3 - Episode Three
  2. E6 - Episode Six
Guest
2014 Milking It For Charity Self
2014 Comedy Gala 2014: In Aid of Waverley Care Self
2014 The Circus Self
2014 Josh Widdicombe's XFM Show Live! Self
2014 James Acaster: Recognise Self
2014 James Acaster: Sweet Home... - Sweet Home Ketteringa Writer
2014 James Acaster: Sweet Home... - Sweet Home Ketteringa Host / Presenter
2014 Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section - Series 3
  1. E1 - Episode One
Guest
2014 8 Out Of 10 Cats - Series 17
  1. E5 - Episode Five
  2. Special - Best Bits
  3. Special - Jimmy, Sean & Jon's Best Bits
Guest
2013 Twit Of The Year Self
2013 Sabotage - Series 1
  1. E1 - Episode One
Guest
2013 Sweat The Small Stuff - Series 2
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Guest
2013 Never Mind The Buzzcocks - Series 27
  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. Special - Buzzcocks: The Hunt For The Missing Episode - A Documentary With Krishnan Guru-Murthy
Guest
2013 James Acaster - Lawnmower Self
2013 The Manuscript
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Guest
2013 James Acaster's Findings - Pilot Writer
2013 James Acaster's Findings - Pilot Host / Presenter
2013 Life: An Idiot's Guide - Series 2
  1. E1 - Role Models
Guest
2012 Roisin Conaty - What If? Self
2012 Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live - 2012
  1. E1 - Episode One
Guest
2012 Comic Fringes - Series 8
  1. E2 - Sorry For Your Loss
Writer
2012 Comic Fringes - Series 8
  1. E2 - Sorry For Your Loss
Narrator
2012 James Acaster - Prompt Self
2012 The Machynlleth Comedy Festival - 2012
  1. E2 - Machynlleth Stand Up Show 2012
Guest
2011 Show & Tell
  1. E7 - Episode Seven
  2. E8 - Episode Eight
Guest
2011 Show & Tell
  1. E1 - Episode One
Writer (Additional Material)
2011 What's So Funny? - Edinburgh Special
  1. Edinburgh Special
Guest
2011 James Acaster: Amongst Other Things Self
2011 Russell Howard's Good News - Series 4
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Self
2010 Sex And Hugs And Forward Rolls Self
2010 For 21 Nights Only! Self
2010 Amusements Self

Non-comedy TV and film credits may be found here:
James Acaster on IMDb

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