James Acaster

He’s pretty serious, in fact he just looks downright haughty. But that’s his whole shtick. You know, looking at the world with complete disdain.

James Acaster

Well, you'd look that way if you'd grown up in Kettering, Northamptonshire.

But he had a lot of imagination, and a desire to escape. He quit his A-Levels and joined a series of bands as the drums - from the New Hardcore Skiffle Movement, The Capri-Sun Quartet, The Wow! Scenario, Pindrop and Three Line Whip - before taking a punt at stand up comedy on a course.

In no time at all, Acaster was appearing at the Edinburgh Fringe alongside fellow comedians Josh Widdicombe and Nick Helm and moving onto world domination. Well, stand-up comedy domination that is.

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In no time at all, Acaster was appearing at the Edinburgh Fringe alongside fellow comedians Josh Widdicombe and Nick Helm and moving onto world domination. Well, stand-up comedy domination that is.

He may only have one facial expression, but that's only because he prefers to keep a straight face. And frankly, we think it works.

It works so well that he has now appeared in Comedy Festivals around the world, including Australia and New Zealand, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Mock the Week, QI, Room 101, Live at the Apollo, and of course, Taskmaster.

He's even dabbled in his own shows, the fancy thing. He's created a mockumentary series, Sweet Home Kettering, which pays its dues to his hometown, and he has 4 live shows on Netflix - so you could find him anywhere, anytime.

Now, stop reading this and head on over to TASKMASTER, where you can witness him compete for a chance at earning Greg's approval, and the golden trophy.

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