James Acaster to perform a four-date stint in Bristol this autumn

James Acaster to perform a four-date stint in Bristol this autumn

Posted on: 30 Mar 2023

Dubbed “one of comedy’s most original voices”, James Acaster is visiting Bristol later this year as part of his brand-new tour: ‘hecklers welcome’.


James Acaster will perform at Bristol Old Vic between Sunday 1 and Wednesday 4 October.


A much-loved comedian, writer and presenter, James Acaster is best known for award-winning specials such as ‘Repertoire’ and ‘Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999’, as a co-host on the food podcast Off Menu and a regular guest on various prominent panel shows.


Tickets for these shows are priced at £30 and go on sale at 10 AM tomorrow, Friday 31 March.





A master of whimsy, James Acaster has received widespread acclaim worldwide, winning a record-breaking five consecutive nominations for ‘Best Comedy Show’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festivals in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.


Back in 2017, he toured the UK with a staggering three shows (‘Recognise’, ‘Represent’ and ‘Reset’) which formed his four-part Netflix series, ‘Repertoire’. The first of its kind this was a stand-up mini-series with a connecting narrative – Acaster was the first UK comic to have more than one Netflix special.


In 2017, Acaster released his debut book Classic Scrapes which, along with his 2019 second effort Perfect Sound Whatever, made the Sunday Times bestseller list. Also in 2019, the comedian completed a critically acclaimed tour of ‘Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999’ in the UK, Australia and the US.


Acaster is also a hit in the world of podcasts. ‘Off Menu’ with Ed Gamble sees the two comedians invite celebrity guests into their magical restaurant to each choose their dream meal. In ‘James Acaster’s Perfect Sounds’, Acaster explores the best albums and singles of 2016 – the year he believes is the greatest year for music of all time.


In addition to Bristol Old Vic, James Acaster’s ‘hecklers welcome’ will run at venues in Cardiff, Kettering, Glasgow, Salford, Birmingham, Dublin, Brighton, Leeds and Belfast. Find out more here.



James Acaster will perform four dates at Bristol Old Vic between Sunday 1 and Wednesday 4 October. Tickets are priced at £30 and go on sale Friday 31 March. Secure yours HERE.

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Stanley Gray

Stan is a born and bred Bristolian, recently graduated from studying English Literature in Sheffield. His passions are music and literature and he spends the majority of his time in venues all over the city, immersing himself in Bristol’s alternative music scene. A lifelong Bristol City fan, Stan’s Saturdays are spent watching his team both home and away.