James Acaster

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James Acaster is ‘One of comedy’s most original voices’ (Evening Standard). 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. In 2017 he toured the country with a staggering three show ‘Trelogy’, performing Recognise, Represent and Reset consecutively over three nights in each venue. These three shows and Recap form his Netflix four part series, Repertoire. It was the first of its kind, a stand up mini series with an overarching narrative, and James is the first UK comic to shoot more than one Netflix Original special.

In 2017 James released his debut book Classic Scrapes which made the Sunday Times bestseller list. James' second book "Perfect Sound Whatever" also made the Sunday Times bestseller list in 2019. This summer will see the publication of James' latest book, 'James Acaster's Guide to Quitting Social Media.'

In 2019 James completed a mammoth long tour of his hugely successful show “Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999” around the UK, Australia and America, the show is now available to watch on Vimeo.

James also has two hit podcasts “Off Menu” which he hosts with Ed Gamble, and 'Perfect Sounds' both of which are regulars on the iTunes top 10 List.

Selected Credits (See Full Credits)

Hypothetical (Series 1-4) (Television)

Co-Creator / Performer

2019 - 2022


James Acaster's Perfect Sounds (Podcast and Online)



BBC Sounds

Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster (Podcast and Online)

Co-Creator / Co-Host

2018 - 2020

Most Outstanding Show: Melbourne International Comedy Festival (Awards)



Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999 (Theatre and Live Performance)

Writer / Performer


UK Tour


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James Acaster's Perfect Sounds

For James Acaster 2016 is the greatest year for music of all time. Following a breakup James set out to rekindle his love for music by buying hundreds of new and niche releases from 2016. Now he's sharing his obsession with fellow comedians, exploring his favourite albums: from Beyoncé's internet-breaking Lemonade, to Colombian math rock fusion, and everything in between.

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Off Menu

Comedians Ed Gamble and James Acaster invite special guests into their magical restaurant to each choose their favourite starter, main course, side dish, dessert and drink. Ever wanted to eat your dream meal? It's time to order Off Menu.



James Acaster's new Podcast 'Perfect Sounds' set to arrive on BBC Sounds on the 24th April!

Friday, April 17, 2020


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