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Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival: James Acaster, David Trent
This event has been rescheduled from 20th February.
Effortlessly confident, James's appreciation for the whimsy and detail of everyday life are a breath of fresh air. His laid back style, playful wit and appetite for the unconventional make for an evening of mirth and hilarity, and a night in his company is a treat to behold.
Since winning Laughing Boy New Act of the Year, James has gone from strength to strength appearing on Dave's One Night Stand, Russell Howard's Good News (BBC Three), Mock The Week (BBC Two) and Show & Tell (E4) whilst also playing to over 100,000 people on tour with Milton Jones.
'Curious, original, immensely enjoyable stuff' (The Daily Telegraph)
'Deliciously daft and no slouch in the surprises department... One of comedy’s most original voices' (Evening Standard)
'Reminiscent of Stewart Lee or Richard Herring but suffused with enough of his own personality to sound crisp and fresh' (The Independent)
'Stand-up of the highest most playful order' (The Guardian).
James Acaster was placed in Ents24's top 10 hardest-working comedians 2016.
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Former teacher and 'deadpan multimedia-ist'. He was nominated for the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2012 for his debut solo show Spontaneous Comedian. David offers up high energy commentary on celebrity culture and topical news stories using projection and an extremely effective frenetic style of video editing.
Alongside his flourishing stand-up career David has also starred in ‘Nick Helm’s Heavy Entertainment’ for BBC Three and has appeared on ‘Live At The Electric’ (BBC Three) and Channel 4’s ‘50 Funniest Moments’ of 2012, 2013 and 2014.
'A creator of bold, category-defying comedy' (The Stage)
'His performances are intense, fearless and original' (LondonIsFunny)
'One of the most talked-about people in comedy right now' (The Guardian)
'His meticulous deconstruction and righteous exasperation makes him a master of the genre...' (Chortle)
'Perfect comedy' (Three Weeks).
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