James Acaster

Comedian Profile

James Acaster is one of the most brilliant and distinctive young comedians of his generation. A whimsical master, he has received acclaim from around the world, including a record breaking 5 consecutive nominations for ‘Best Comedy Show’ at the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, and winning the 2015 Chortle Award for Best Show, and Best International Show Award at the 2014 New Zealand International Comedy Festival. As well as his glowing stand-up career, James is also a TV and radio regular appearing on Live At The Apollo, Nevermind The Buzzcocks, Mock The Week, Have I Got News For You, QI and many more and has secured himself as a favourite across both platforms, alongside many of his own projects

James is currently on tour with ‘The Trelogy’, consisting of his last three Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated shows, ‘Recognise’, ‘Represent’ and ‘Reset’, performing three consecutive nights at each venue. James has a number of projects in development including a book he is writing inspired from his appearances of Josh Widdicombe’s Radio X show entitled, ‘James Acaster’s Classic Scrapes’

James also makes things independently, a YouTube comedy series called ‘Sweet Home Ketteringa’ and an album with his band ‘Luna Dott Raids The Bee Pigeon’ which is available on bandcamp.

In July 2018, Acaster performed at Cornbury Musical Festival on the Comedy Stage.

Acaster currently presents a weekly podcast series with Ed Gamble called Off Menu.

In 2019 Acaster won the Chortle Award for Best Show with Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999.

Perfect Sound Whatever is Acaster’s second book, about an obsessive challenge that he undertook in 2017 to collect as much music as possible. It will be published by Headline Publishing Group in August 2019.

In 2019, Acaster won the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Award, making him the first UK comedian to do so in nine years.