Comedy star returns to Kettering for latest docu instalment

James Acaster
James Acaster

A Kettering comedian has released the third episode of his humorous look at his home town.

Award-winning stand-up James Acaster, who grew up in Kettering, is producing a series of short films that take a wry look at how the town has changed since he left it behind.

James has starred in 8 out of 10 Cats, Mock the Week, Never Mind The Buzzcocks and has had three Edinburgh comedy award nominations.

The first episode of his documentary series was based on the demise of Kettering Town FC and, in his second, he visited Wicksteed Park where he once worked.

His colleague Stuart Laws said: “Originally from Kettering, James has returned to explore some of his old haunts and find out how much the town has missed him in the intervening years. The answer is: not much, they don’t even know who he is.

“Episode one was filmed at the ailing Kettering Town FC football ground and episode two is based around a return to his first place of work, the local theme park Wicksteed Park.

“The third episode, just released, sees James visit the town centre to see how much it has changed, before getting a tour of the local museum.”

More episodes will be released in the coming months and past episodes have been featured by The Guardian, Chortle and British Comedy Guide.

You can view the new episode here and the full series playlist here.