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.