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James Acaster – Recognise (Phil McIntyre Entertainments)

By | Published on Thursday 14 August 2014

With his layered long-con style gags, Englishman James Acaster puts in an hour of very dry, very awkward and very funny comedy. Loosely stringing things together with a bizarre undercover cop as comedian narrative, Acaster approaches a range of mundane topics at really unusual angles, but delivers it with such deadpan rationality that you wonder why you ever thought about them any other way. His interaction with the audience was a particular highlight and, while his awkward and uncomfortable humour may not be for everyone, he had most of us gleefully giggling away at every punch line. Its not hard to see why Acaster is such a Fringe favourite, as he delivers another solid hour of top range comedy.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Patricia-Ann Young]