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 announces West End run

With his new show Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999

James Acaster has announced a six-night West End run of his new show Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999.

The acclaimed comic will be at London’s Vaudeville Theatre, from October 29 to November 3, the week after fellow stand-up Mo Gilligan also has a six-night run there. Acaster’s tickets go on sale at 10am next Wednesday.

It has been billed as a world premiere, although he has two dates at the Underbelly on the South Bank in September which have already sold out.

The publicity blurb for Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999 says: 'James Acaster reflects on the best year of his life and the worst year of his life and does stand up comedy about them while throwing a strop.'

His last three shows – Recognise, Represent and Reset – were packaged with a new special, Recap, to make a four-part Netflix series entitled Repertoire. The deal made him the first UK comic to shoot more than one Netflix special.

Acaster has previously notched up a record-breaking five consecutive nominations for best comedy show in the Edinburgh Comedy Awards, from 2012 to 2016.

However, he will not be at the festival this year – but is planning a return in 2019 ahead of a UK tour in the autumn of that year.

Acaster has recently been making inroad in the US, too, with a run of dates in LA and New York and TV stand-up slots on The Late Late Show with James Corden on CBS and Conan on TBS.

Meanwhile, tickets for Gilligan’s West End run went on sale at 10am today. Get them here.

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Published: 25 May 2018

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