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James Acaster – Represent (Phil McIntyre Entertainments)

By | Published on Saturday 15 August 2015

James Acaster

This is my third year seeing James Acaster at the Fringe, and my fourth following his stand up career. During this time, I’ve watched him grow up from a (purposefully) arrogant young sprite into one of the most confident stand ups in Britain today. ‘Represent’ is proof that Acaster has finally honed his style and matured into a master of his trade: his hour of highly scripted drivel is the best structured and most intelligent set I’ve seen this year, and it’s a delight to see Acaster’s initial smugness combine with his outrageously absurd stories. Just like his show, Acaster’s career has followed the three act structure of ‘Macbeth’. Catch him before he goes mad.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 30 Aug
tw rating 5/5| [Robert Stevens]