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James Acaster

James Acaster is ‘One of comedy’s most original voices’ (Evening Standard).

A whimsical master, he has received acclaim from around the world...
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Contacts

Agent:
Chiggy

Contact:
Daisy Skepelhorn

daisy@pbjmanagement.co.uk
020 7287 1112

Acting Agent:
Abi Ribbans

abi@pbjmanagement.co.uk
020 7287 1112

American Agent

Rob Coleman
rob.coleman@caa.com

Voice Over Agent

Vicky Hopewell
vicky.hopewell@sueterryvoices.com
020 7434 2040

A whimsical master, James 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.

Television

Zerocalcare
Aramadillo
Netflix2023
Lazy Susan
Various
BBC Three 2022
The Unofficial Science of Home Alone
Himself
Sky2022
The Island
Co-Creator / Writer
UKTV2022
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Himself
NBC2021 — 2022
Never Mind the Buzzcocks
Himself
Sky2021
Later... with Jools Holland
Himself
BBC2019
Hypothetical (Series 1-4)
Co-Creator / Performer
Dave2019 — 2022
Great British Bake Off Stand Up for Cancer Special, Series 2
Guest
Channel 42019
Taskmaster
Guest
Dave2018
Repertoire
Writer / Peformer
Netflix2018
Richard Osman's House of Games, Series 2
Guest
2018
Great British Bake Off An Extra Slice
Guest
All 42018
Conan on TBS
Performer
TBS2017
Mock the Week
Guest
BBC One2017
Would I Lie to You?
Guest
BBC One2017
Chris Ramsey's Stand Up Central
Performer
Comedy Central2017
8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown
Guest Panellist
Channel 42017
James Acaster's Xmas Sky Christmas Comedy Shorts
Writer / Performer
SKY2017
Russell Howard's Stand Up Central
Guest Peformer
Comedy Central / Avalon2017
Josh
Mike
BBC Three2016
Room 101
Performer
BBC One2016
QI
Guest Panellist
BBC Two2016
Drunk Histories
Himself
Comedy Central2016
8 Out of 10 Cats
Guest Panellist
Channel 52016 — 2017
The Dog Ate My Homework
Guest Panellist
CBBC2016
Dave Talks - People Are Not A Fruit
Writer / Perfomer
DAVE2016
Comedy Central at the Comedy Store
Performer
Comedy Central2016
Live at the Apollo
Performer
BBC Two2015
Have I Got News For You
Guest Panellist
BBC One2015
New Zealand Comedy Festival Award for Best International Show
Winner
Recgonise2014
Russell Howard's Good News
Performer
BBC Two2011

Podcast and Online

Mission: Accessible
Himself
Channel 4 Online 2020
James Acaster's Perfect Sounds
Host
BBC Sounds2020
Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster
Co-Creator / Co-Host
2018 — 2024
Just Puddings
Contributor / Host
Turtle Canyon / YouTube2017
Sweet Home Ketteringa
Contributor / Host
Turtle Canyon / YouTube2014

Film

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire
Lars Pinfield
Sony Pictures2024
Seize Them!
Felix the Ironmonger
Entertainment Film Distributors2024
Cinderella
Mouse
Columbia Pictures, Amazon Prime2021

Theatre and Live Performance

Hecklers Welcome
Writer / Performer
UK Tour2023
Off Menu: Live
Writer / Performer
UK Tour2023
Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999
Himself
DICE International Live Stream2020
Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999
Writer / Performer
UK Tour2019
Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999
Writer / Performer
America Tour2019
Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999
Writer / Performer
Australia Tour2019
Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999
Writer / Perfomer
New Zealand Tour2019
Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999
Writer / Performer
West End Run2018
Latitude Festival 2017
Peformer
Comedy Tent2016
Reset
Writer / Performer
Edinburgh Fringe Festival2016
Reset
Writer / Peformer
Melbourne International Comedy Festival2016
Reset
Writer / Contributor
New Zealand International Comedy Festival2016
Represent
Writer / Performer
UK Tour2015
Represent
Writer / Performer
Edinburgh Fringe Festival2015
Resent
Writer / Performer
Edinburgh Fringe Festival2014

Awards

The National Comedy Award: Outstanding Male Comedy Entertainment Perfromance
Nominee
Outstanding Male Comedy Entertainment Perfromance: Hypothetical2022
The National Comedy Award: Best Comedy Podcast
Nominee
Best Comedy Podcast: Off Menu2022
Critics' Choice Award
Nominee
Best Comedy Special - Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 19992021
Most Outstanding Show: Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Winner
Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2019
Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show
Nominee
Reset2016
Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show
Nominee
Represent2016
Chortle Comedy Award for Best Show
Winner
Recognise 2015
Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show
Nominee
Recognise2014
Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show
Nominee
Lawnmower2013

Books

James Acaster's Guide to Quitting Social Media
Author
Headline2022
Perfect Sound Whatever
Author
Headline2019
James Acaster Classic Scrapes
Author
Headline2017

Writing

We the Jury
Creator and Writer
BBC Two2016

News

PBJ Clears Up in The Top 50 Ranked Shows of 2023 by Mark Muldoon

1st January 2024

'Is stand-up in the UK the best it's ever been? Can it similarly be argued that the British stand-up scene is the best in the world? Could it be possible that right here right now is the best stand-up comedy has ever been

PBJ acts take over the Latitude Festival Comedy Arena

17th April 2023

Latitude Festival 2023 will see many PBJ acts performing at the Comedy Arena

Off Menu hits the road with first ever Live Tour

13th April 2023

Ed Gamble and James Acaster are taking the Dream Restaurant on the road for the first ever live tour of their smash-hit podcast, Off Menu

Tickets for Frank's Fund Christmas Comedy Fundraiser

8th December 2020

Catch Maisie Adam in the annual Frank's Fund Christmas Comedy Fundraiser where you could be in the chance of winning tickets for one household to James Acaster's virtual show Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999 on 17th Dec

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

17th April 2020

We can't wait to listen to James Acaster's new podcast 'Perfect Sounds' - where each episode he tries to convince comedians that 2016 is the greatest year for music, ever

Chortle Awards 2016 - Nominations are in!

12th February 2016

Congratulations to all who have received nominations for this year's Chortle Awards

Nominations are in for this year's Edinburgh Fringe Foster's Awards

26th August 2015

AND WE'VE PICKED UP 4 ACROSS THE BOARD

Podcasts

Springleaf
He’s an ex con man turned undercover cop in the middle of the biggest case of his career – the gang are getting suspicious, his wife wants a divorce, the police are demanding results and his ex partner-in-crime is blackmailing him. Springleaf is a true(ish) crime podcast; a dark but daft comedy about an undercover cop with a heart of gold. Pat’s natural flair for deception is both his greatest strength and his biggest weakness – he hates himself, sees the best in everybody else and desperately craves their approval above all else.
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? Its time to order Off Menu.
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 hes sharing his obsession with fellow comedians, exploring his favourite albums: from Beyoncés internet-breaking Lemonade, to Colombian math rock fusion, and everything in between.