Hot on the heels of his Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show nomination, comedian James Acaster will be bringing his critically-acclaimed show Lawnmower to the Theatre in Chipping Norton on November 18.
Promising to bring more low-key stand-up, whimsical anecdotes and playful wit to the Theatre, James will tell you how he’s attempting to clear Yoko Ono’s name, why he continues to dress head to toe in Marks & Spencer and the manifold reasons why he’s obsessed with Mariachi music.
Since winning Off The Kerb’s Laughing Boy New Act of the Year in 2010, James has gone on to receive critical acclaim for his Edinburgh shows ‘Amongst Other Things’ and ‘Prompt’, as well as nominations for the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards in 2012 and 2013 and an Auckland Comedy Festival nomination for Best International Show.
As well as appearing on stage, James recently recorded ‘James Acaster’s Findings’ for BBC Radio 4.
In August-October 2010, he performed as part of BBC’s ‘Stand Up on the Street’ during the Edinburgh Festival. James has also made a number of television appearances including Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC Three), Dave’s One Night Stand (Dave), Show and Tell (E4), Live at The Comedy Store (Paramount) and the Edinburgh Fest Comedy Gala (BBC Three).
In his own words, James describes the show as “a low key whimsical stand-up comedy show where the trivial subjects become the most important in all the world”.
Asked to described himself, James added: “I was born in Kettering, played in bands then turned my hand to stand up age 23.
“I live with my friend Joe and watch a lot of Netflix.”
Asked what inspired him to go into stand up comedy James said: “There was a man in a red jacket who hosted the village variety show when I was 12.
“He was funny and made telling jokes look like an enjoyable profession. Looking back though some of his jokes were inappropriate.”
For tickets visit www.chippingnortontheatre.co.uk or call the box office on 01608 642350. The show starts at 7.45pm.