In every generation, a slayer is born. And it is undeniable that James Acaster slays. His latest comedy specials – four roughly themed hours available now on Netflix – is some of the most refreshing and unusual stand-up comedy you’re likely to see this year. Sure, there is some rehashed material from his stand-up tour show (of course there is! Why wouldn’t there be?) but much of what we have here is brand new, class-A Acaster.
Dealing with topics as varied as free bananas, the celebrity hubris of the Chilean Miners and how to make a comedy podcast (and that’s just the first two shows), James Acaster proves once again that he is the future of British comedy. The guy is going to be huge, you mark my words! His inimitable style is infectious and there’s something dark bubbling below the surface – a real sense of danger. Get him in your eyes ASAP. Please.