Making the most of his adorably awkward manner, James Acaster uses his charming nature to his advantage as he shares an imaginatively playful view of the world. He crafts otherwise mundane stories into something original and funny, comparing pulling in a nightclub to what goes on in an apple orchard, or between British and Danish cows. Despite the seemingly timid persona, the physical qualities of his performance are strong, and he handles audience interaction with ease, at one point dedicating a (surprisingly long) football chant to an unsuspecting audience member. Acaster’s quiet nature may set him apart from the many extroverts with loud voices that make up the comedy world, but his adorability factor is sure to ensure a whimsically delightful journey.
Pleasance Courtyard, 1-26 Aug, 8.15pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Khristine Gallagher]