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James Acaster is "one of the sharpest comic minds to have emerged in recent years" (Guardian). 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.
This year James returns with his low-key whimsical routines and trivial stories for his 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, the latter of which 'Prompt' garnered him a coveted Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination for Best Show as well as four and five star reviews across the board.
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.
“Deliciously daft and no slouch in the surprises department” EVENING STANDARD ****
“One of the best pieces of straight stand-up at this year’s festival.” TIME OUT ****
“…Debunks lad attitude (the antithesis of this charity shop chic jester) in a style reminiscent of Stewart Lee /Richard Herring, but suffused with enough of his own personality to sound crisp and fresh.” INDEPENDENT ****
“Welcome to one of the funniest shows on the Fringe this year.” LONDON IS FUNNY ****
“It's a mixed style of story-telling and philosophising that hasn't been perfected so well since possibly Daniel Kitson.” SCOTSMAN *****
Sara Shulman is the Founder and Editor of Comedy Blogedy, TEDxUCL speaker on 'The Power of Funny', former Head of Comedy at UCLU Rare FM and produces the Humour Me Comedy Podcast. Sara is also a Classics Undergraduate at UCL and occasionally gigs on the comedy circuit.
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