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Up-and-coming comic James Acaster in Barnsley

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Funnyman James Acaster

Award-winning Mock The Week star set to play the Civic

James Acaster has been nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award five times and has appeared on prime-time TV shows like Mock The Week, Live at the Apollo and Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central.


But behind the fame and critical acclaim is a man perpetually getting into trouble. Whether it's disappointing a skydiving instructor mid-flight, hiding from thugs in a bush wearing a bright red dress, or annoying the Kettering Board Games club, a didgeridoo-playing conspiracy theorist and some bemused Christians, James is always finding new ways to embarrass himself.


Appearing on Josh Widdicombe's XFM radio show to recount these stories, the feature was christened 'James Acaster's Classic Scrapes'. Here, in James’s first book of the same name, he recounts these tales (including never-before-heard stories) along with self-penned drawings, in all their glorious stupidity. The book, published by Headline, was released on hardback at the end of August 2017, and is also available as an eBook and on audio digital download.


To accompany the book’s release, James will be heading out on an autumn UK book tour, visiting 28 venues to read sneak peek extracts taken from the book in his inimitable style.


James Acaster’s Classic Scrapes Uk Book Tour is at The Civic on Saturday 11 November at 8:00pm. Tickets are £16.


For more information and to book visit www.barnsleycivic.co.uk or call the Box Office on 01226 327000.



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