Nic Wright

Quadruple Edinburgh nominee to appear in Teesdale

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Rising comedy star James Acaster will visit Barnard Castle next month for the only North East date of his tour.

Acaster will bring his Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated show Represent to Teesdale’s Witham Arts Centre on Saturday 28th November.

A four-time Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, Acaster has earned himself a reputation as one of the most hotly-tipped acts on the circuit.

Effortlessly confident, Acaster’s eye for the whimsical details of everyday life have seen him hailed as one of the most original voices in comedy. His laid back style, playful wit and appetite for the unconventional guarantee an evening of mirth and hilarity.

Peter Dixon, of promoters Funny Way To Be, said: “The fact that James Acaster’s last four shows have been nominated as Best Show at the Edinburgh Festival speaks volumes for the consistent high calibre of his material and performance.

“The last year has seen his career really take off with top awards and numerous TV appearances.

“We have been trying to bring James to Barnard Castle for some time so we are honoured that he’s chosen an appearance at Funny Way To Be Comedy as the only date in the North East as part of his major tour of his latest show.”

Alongside appearances on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Mock the Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats and Russell Howard’s Good News, Acaster recently played to over 100,000 people as a support for Milton Jones.

A regular on XFM’s The Josh Widdicombe Show, the Kettering-born comic can also be heard on Radio 4 with his show Findings.

In 2012 his second solo show Prompt was nominated for Best Show at the Foster’s Comedy Awards.

He bagged a second Best Show nomination for his 2013 show Lawnmower, a third in 2014 for Recognise, and a fourth earlier this year for Represent.

He is one of only two comics to earn four consecutive nominations, alongside Al Murray.

Not always the bridesmaid however, Acaster won the New Zealand Comedy Guild’s Best International Act award in 2013, and the New Zealand International Comedy Festival Award for Best International Show last year for Recognise, which went on to enjoy a two-week run at London’s Soho Theatre.

Tickets for the show are available now from, priced £14/£12 concessions.