Kettering funnyman James making hometown return

Kettering comedian is performing in Kettering on November 30
Kettering comedian is performing in Kettering on November 30

Kettering-born comedian James Acaster is making an appearance in Kettering in November as part of a two-month UK tour.

The award-winning stand-up will be performing at Kettering Arts Centre on Saturday, November 30.

The tour follows hot on the heels of James’ Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show nomination for Lawnmower – his critically acclaimed sell-out Edinburgh Fringe show.

The show promises low-key stand-up, whimsical anecdotes and playful wit; among his topics are James’ tales of how he’s attempting to clear Yoko Ono’s name, why he continues to dress head to toe in Marks and Spencer and the manifold reasons why he’s obsessed with Mariachi music.

Since winning Off The Kerb’s Laughing Boy New Act of the Year in 2010, James has gone on to receive critical acclaim for his Edinburgh shows ‘Amongst Other Things’ and ‘Prompt’, as well as nominations for the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards in 2012 and 2013 and an Auckland Comedy Festival nomination for Best International Show.

As well as appearing on stage, James recently recorded ‘James Acaster’s Findings’ for BBC Radio 4.

James has also made a number of television appearances including, Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC Three), Dave’s One Night Stand (Dave), Show and Tell (E4), Live at The Comedy Store (Paramount) and the Edinburgh Fest Comedy Gala (BBC Three).

Full details of the tour can be found at

Tickets for James’ Kettering gig cost £12 for adults (£10 concessions) on 01536 513858 or at