Interview: James Acaster brings crime trilogy to Bedfordshire

James Acaster
James Acaster

He’s a rising star in the world of British comedy and for his latest challenge, James Acaster will perform all three of his hit shows in Bedfordshire.

The comedian plays both the Castle Comedy venues in Biggleswade and Bedford with his show The Trelogy featuring hit shows Recognise, Represent and Reset from Monday July 3 to Friday July 7.

Undercover cops. Jury duty. Witness protection. A lot has happened to James across his past three critically acclaimed shows.

He doesn’t know who he is, he doesn’t know what he believes and he doesn’t know what he’s going to do with his life.

So how does get ready for a show like this.

James said: “I’ve been preparing all my life. I never forget anything. I will never forget being asked this question or my answer to this question.

“And my answer is by watching old recordings of the shows then repeating them out loud and then going on stage and saying them on stage

“It is a foolproof method and it cannot fail.

“The three of them are a crime-themed trilogy that are all actually about uncertainty, and link to genuine difficulties in life – things like break-ups, understanding faith, and even comments on the referendum last year.

“It’s all quite subtle and whimsical but offers my own little bit of insight into the world.”

James is probably most familiar for TV audiences for making semi regular appearances on panel show Mock the Week, an experience which he enjoys.

He said: “It’s so much fun. It’s all my mates on it now, so you can just have a laugh with them.

“The reputation for it being aggressive is over now. When I did my first episode, I went there with invisible knuckledusters on, going, “Bring it!” But everyone was so great.

“Dara [O’Briain, the show’s host] doesn’t let you flounce – if you throw something out there he doesn’t just watch it drop and move on.”

Tickets for all three shows are likely to sell out very quickly so people are advised to book early.

For further details or to book tickets visit www.castlecomedy.co.uk.