James Acaster began performing stand up comedy in January 2008, he has since developed into a hugely engaging and exciting comedian, performing all over the country and establishing himself as one of the most exciting new acts on the circuit.
From September 2010 James will be supporting Josie Long for the whole of her 2010 UK tour. He won Off The Kerb's Laughing Boy New Act in June 2010 and then came 3rd in the Latitude New Act Competition the following month where he performed to over 4,000 people. In August 2010 he performed as part of BBC's 'Stand Up in the Street' during the Edinburgh festival. He has appeared on Australian TV show 'Australia Versus' and was one of the Co Hosts of 'My First Gig' on Resonance FM.
His set often features story telling, audience interaction and routines about not being particularly cool. He is from the town of Kettering but is based in London. They are both cool in their own way.
Show + Tell
Off The Kerb
Up the Creek
Bristol Comedy Box
"Elevating the most everyday occurrence into a grand anecdote and celebrating petty triumphs as magnificent victories." - Chortle
"Bounding about the stage with a joyful enthusiasm he skilfully created a whole other world for us to explore...heaps of fun" - Latest 7
"A pretty damn promising comic he is too, with a terrific way with an anecdote and charm to spare" - London is Funny
"Inherently funny...the merest gesture can have the audience laughing out loud" - Broadway Baby
"An extremely talented individual with excellent improvisational akills" - Funny, Free, Fringe