Kettering comedian nominated for prestigious award

Comedian James Acaster
Comedian James Acaster

A Kettering-born stand-up comedian has been nominated for a high profile award.

James Acaster, who is now based in London, is in the running to scoop £10,000 after being nominated in the Edinburgh Comedy Awards this year.

His show, Prompt, has been nominated for best comedy show, and previous winners of the accolade include Steve Coogan, Frank Skinner, and Harry Hill.

Nica Burns, producer of the awards, said: “The nominees sum up an extraordinarily inventive year for comedy at this year’s Fringe.

“The shows demonstrate all the comedic art forms: stand-up, mime, sketch and multimedia experimentation.

“The performers are all immensely charismatic and often thought-provoking whilst being extremely funny. Two excellent nomination lists.”

The winners will be announced on Saturday during a lunchtime ceremony at Dovecot Studios in Edinburgh.

Mr Acaster is up against six other nominees.