James Acaster's Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999 to air on Sky

Tuesday 21st November 2023, 5:26pm

James Acaster - Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999. James Acaster

Sky Comedy is to broadcast three stand-up specials this December: James Acaster - Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999, Alan Carr: Regional Trinket and Leo Reich: Literally Who Cares?!.

The critically acclaimed James Acaster - Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999, which was first streamed through the Dice platform during the pandemic, sees the comic dissect the best year of his life to date (1999) and the worst year (2017).

Blurb explains: "No stone goes unturned as he recounts breakups, family holidays, a solar eclipse, therapy and not forgetting 'that' moment on The Great British Bake Off."

James Acaster says: "This show is about 2017. And 1999. And a little about 2013. But mostly it's about 2017. I toured it in 2018 and 2019, when I also filmed it. I spent 2020 editing the show and then released it independently in 2021. Now, in 2023, I'm delighted it's found a new home on Sky. Bon appetite!"

James Acaster - Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999 will be broadcast on 12th December on Sky Comedy and NOW.

Alan Carr

Alan Carr: Regional Trinket will also be shown on Sky Comedy this Christmas.

The channel teases: "The nation's much-loved Chatty Man, Alan Carr brings his fourth solo show Regional Trinket to Sky audiences this winter following a worldwide tour. From the exhilarating high of his star-studded wedding day to the low of lockdown stuck on a farm, a lot has changed since Alan's last tour, including Alan. Nowadays, it's all about finding happiness and joy in the small things - why be a national treasure when you can be a Regional Trinket!"

Carr says: "My Regional Trinket show is coming to Sky and I couldn't be happier. I've toured this show from Nottingham to New York and from Lisbon to Los Angeles, and I am always blown away by the audience's reaction to it so for the lovely Sky viewers to sit and enjoy it with their families this Christmas warms the cockles of my heart.

"Written at probably one of the unhappiest times of my life, it's turned out to be one of the funniest. My most personal tour to date has turned out to be my biggest yet which just goes to show misery loves company! Enjoy!"

Leo Reich: Literally Who Cares?!. Leo Reich

As previously reported, Leo Reich: Literally Who Cares?! has also been acquired by the channel, completing the trio of stand-up shows this Christmas.

In his very first stand-up hour, this "self-diagnosed 'important young mind' faces the swirling uncertainty of our collective future".

The broadcaster says: "Leo asks the big questions, such as: "Is this helping?", "Am I hot?", and "No offence guys, but literally what is going on?" Treading the line between hilarious stand-up and humourless performance art, Sky exclusive Leo Reich: Literally Who Cares?! blends songs, anecdotes, and anxious non-sequiturs in a valiant attempt to raise awareness about important social and political causes... or something."

Leo Reich adds: "I'm so thrilled that the show will be available in the UK, on Sky and NOW - it was very important to me that Britain be able to witness the monster it has created."

Zai Bennett, Managing Director of Content at Sky, says: "Sky is chuffed to have some of the best British comics on Sky Comedy this winter with three exceptional stand-up specials from James Acaster, Leo Reich, and Alan Carr. With hours of top rate stand-up specials available exclusively on Sky Comedy, there will be no shortage of festive cheer this Christmas."

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