Words by Susan Ford
Is it worth recommending a run of sell out
shows? Yes, definitely when it comes to James Acaster, because it would be an absolute crime not to. This multi-award nominee has never put on a bad show, and is consistently the highlight of the Fringe. James Acaster is an absolute genius when it comes to writing a Fringe show, and proves again that he doesn’t need just one year to be ‘at the top of his game’, he has, and always will be, right there up at the top.
James Acaster always runs with a theme (this year being ‘reset’), and comes back to this theme throughout the show when you are least expecting it. It’s these reoccurring jokes, and the masterful timing that makes his performance so special. ‘Reset’ is a personal insight to James’s make-believe life, a whimsical fantasy that is just as surreal as it is cleverly written. There is absolutely no doubt with this year’s performance, that James Acaster is a very funny man, and a real festival treasure.
As I starting writing this recommendation, there were seats left for one date within the festival run, but I believe it now to be completely sold out. If you find any tickets to see this comedy royalty throughout your time at the Fringe, I highly recommend it.
James Acaster performs ‘Reset‘ at 7.30pm at the Pleasance Courtyard until 28 August