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James Acaster

Facts About James Acaster

Celebrated Name James Acaster
Age 37 Years Old
Nick Name James
Birth Name James Acaster
Birth Date 1985-01-09
Gender Male
Profession Comedian
Birth Nation England
Nationality English
Place Of Birth Kettering, Northampton, England
Father David Acaster
Horoscope Capricorn
Ethnicity White
School Montagu Secondary School
College / University Northhampton College
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Light Brown
Sexual Orientation Straight
Source of Wealth Comedian, TV shows
Children 0

James Acaster is an English stand-up comedian and television presenter who performed for several consecutive years at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. His 2012 act "Prompt" was even nominated for an Edinburgh Comedy Award also for Best Show award five times. 

With his "Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999", he won the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Award for Most Outstanding Show in 2019. He has appeared on several panel shows; "Mock the Week", "Taskmaster", "8 out of 10 Cats", and "Would I Lie to You?". 

He currently hosts the panel show, "Hypothetical", "Off Menu" and the music podcast, "James Acaster's Perfect Sounds". Besides, he also has written two books that have appeared on The Sunday Times Bestseller List: "James Acaster's Classic Scrapes"(2017) and "Perfect Sound Whatever"(2019). 

With his up growing popularity, he has managed to have his own Twitter account: @JamesAcastor with over 26k followers and on Instagram: @nocontextjamesacaster with over 87k followers. 

What is James Acaster known for?

  • Famous as a stand-up comedian. 

What school did James Acaster go to?

James Acaster was born on January 9, 1985, in Kettering, Northamptonshire, England. His birth name is James William Acaster. His nationality is British. Acaster belongs to the White ethnicity while Capricorn is his zodiac sign. 

Born and raised in his hometown, he attended Montagu Secondary School after which he went on to study music at Northampton College. During his time at the university, he also worked at a drinks stand at Wicksteed Park, also worked as a teaching assistant in a school for autistic children. 

It was during this time he used to play drums in bands including The Wow! Scenario and the Capri-Sun Quartet after then he began to perform stand-up comedy. 

How did James Acaster become famous?

  • James Acaster began his career initially performing on shows including at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2009.  
  • He also appeared on Russell Howard's "Good News Extra" and Dave's "One Night Stand" in 2011.
  • He worked as the co-host of My First Gig on Resonance FM radio. 
  • He had his show titled "Prompt" which even earned him awards and nominations in 2012. 
  • Just within three months, he performed Prompt at 14 venues in England and Wales in 2013. 
  • His 2013 Edinburgh show, "Lawnmower" also was a hit show. 
  • He made his first appearance on the BBC musical comedy panel show, "Never Mind the Buzzcocks" in 2013. 
  • "Recognise" and "Represent" were other of his Edinburgh show in 2014 and 2015 respectively. 
  • His 2016’s show titled "Reset" was previewed at different comedy festivals. 
  • In July 2016, he performed in the comedy tent at Latitude Festival.
  • His first autobiography titled "James Acaster's Classic Scrapes" was published in 2017. 
  • In March 2018, Netflix released "James Acaster: Repertoire" which had one-hour shows of all the 4 shows he had done. 
  • He currently presents a weekly podcast series titled "Off Menu" with Ed Gamble. 
  • In 2019, his second book titled "Perfect Sound Whatever" was published. 
  • In April 2020, he started his podcast titled "James Acaster's Perfect Sounds" with BBC Sounds. 
  • His comedy persona is also considered in a book titled "Albion's Secret History: Snapshots of England's Pop Rebels and Outsiders" in 2021. 

James Acaster Girlfriend 2022

James Acaster is currently single and isn't dating anyone at the moment. He previously was in a relationship with Rose Matafeo, a popular New Zealand comedian, actress, and TV presenter who is well known for her performance on NZ late-night comedy sketch show, "Funny Girls". The couple dated for 4 years from 2014 till 2017. 

Before Rose, he was in a relationship with comedian Louise Ford until 2013. 

How much does James Acaster earn?

James Acaster has quite good earnings from his profession as a stand-up comedian and television presenter. Having his career started initially as a drummer in bands, James has managed to come a long way up becoming one of the popular comedians as of 2021. Winning several awards and presenting on several shows, James has surely amassed a healthy fortune estimated to be around $1.5 million. 

What height is James Acaster?

James Acaster is a good-looking man with a well-maintained athletic body physique in his 30s. He stands tall with a height of 6ft. 1inches. while his body weighs around 75kg. He has a fair complexion with dark brown hair and a pair of brown eyes.