James Acaster was born on January 9, 1985 in Kettering, England. After graduating Montagu Secondary School, Acaster attended North Hampton college to study music. He played drums for multiple local bands and even recorded an album with the group, “The Wow! Scenario”, which didn’t release until last year. The band broke up around 2007, which led to Acaster giving standup a try. In 2009, Acaster performed in Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the first time. Years following, he began touring with various headliners and began taking part in shows like, “Australia Versus”, “Russell Howard’s Good New’s Extra”, Chris Addison’s “Show and Tell”, and more. Since then, Acaster has continued to gain recognition through International Comedy Festivals, won the Melbourne International Comedy Festival award, released his first book entitled, “ James Acaster’s Classic Scrapes”, and released the special “James Acaster: Repertoire” on Netflix, which consisted of 4 one hour shows.
This week, Kaizen Komedy looks at the very unique James Acaster. Acaster has an absurd long form approach to minute subjects. He has very passionate opinions on subjects and uses repetition to amplify these bizarrely strong views. He even takes an exaggerated approach to physicality, which enables his grievances to come to life.
Check out his website here