The don, the master, the finest comic of his generation returns to Good Ship Comedy as he road tests new material ahead of his next national tour in 2019. Since he last visited our club James has become the first stand-up comic to release 4 Netflix specials simultaneously and has started his assault on America as he tries to make it big over the pond.
For those who need a catch-up, James 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 the likes of Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo and Have I Got News For You.
“This is stand-up of the highest, most playful order” The Guardian
“One of comedy’s most original voices” Evening Standard
“one of the most consistently brilliant and distinctive comedians of his generation” Chortle
“He really is rewriting the comedy rulebook” Time Out
“If Oxford wants to study stand-up in depth, Acaster is a good place to start” Sunday Times