James Acaster

James Acaster

Acaster has also been nominated a record four times for the Edinburgh Comedy Award from 2012 to 2105, but never won. He did scoop the breakthrough award and the best show award at the Chortle Awards 2015 for Recognise.
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James Acaster confirms four Netflix specials

All shows to be released next month

James Acaster has revealed the Netflix release of his FOUR stand-up specials 

All of his live shows – Recognise, Represent, Reset and Recap – will drop on the streaming service on March 27. 

They will be packaged as a mini-series entitled Repertoire, as Chortle first reported last September.

Acaster broke the news on Twitter, saying: ‘Amazing work by everyone involved & I'm very excited for the world to see what we've made.’

All of the shows will be available worldwide.

Acaster has been nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award a record five times. Recognise, Represent and Reset made the shortlists from 2014 to 2016 respectively. 

The then toured them as a ‘Trelogy’, visiting each town for three consecutive nights to perform each of the shows. Recap is a new show, comprising older material, which will 'explain a gap' in the trilogy.

Speaking on Sunday Brunch in September, Acaster said: ‘Three of the shows are just the shows as they were, because they're kind of linked together anyway I wanted to put them out at the same time and not separately.

'And then, I was touring all of them this year and while I was touring them I came up with a fourth one, which is even older material, but more of a greatest hits kind of thing with a different narrative.

'It's four shows that belong together and I wouldn't really want to release them individually, it wouldn't make sense.’

Acaster  is the first UK comic to shoot more than one Netflix Original special, but  follows the likes of Jimmy Carr, Frankie Boyle, Katherine Ryan, Bridget Christie, Jack Whitehall and Russell Howard in releasing a stand-up show on the subscription service.

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Published: 16 Feb 2018

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