James Acaster began performing stand-up comedy in January 2008.
In 2010 he supported Josie Long for the whole of her UK tour Be Honourable.
In 2011 he supported Milton Jones for the whole of his UK tour The Lion Whisperer.
James took his first full solo show Amongst Other Things to the Edinburgh festival in 2011, it went well.
In 2012 he took his second solo show Prompt to the Edinburgh festival where it was nominated for Best Comedy Show at the Foster's Comedy Awards.
In 2013 he performed at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival where his show was nominated for Best International Show.
In 2013 he took his third solo show Lawnmower to the Edinburgh festival where it was nominated for Best Comedy Show at the Foster's Comedy Awards.
He has decided that winning things is overrated.
James has appeared on Nevermind the Buzzcocks, Russell Howards Good News (BBC Three), Dave's One Night Stand (Dave), Live at the Comedy Store (Paramount) and Chris Addison's Show and Tell (E4).
He has his own Radio 4 series James Acaster's Findings and regularly features on The Josh Widdicombe Show on XFM.
He is from Kettering and can play the drums.