James Acaster returns to the stage with Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999
- Brian Donaldson
- 12 July 2019
Singular talent with a new two-part stand-up treat
A comedian who shall remain nameless once opined in casual conversation that the worse a human being James Acaster got, the better a comedian he became. If that is close to the truth, then the Kettering man must be absolutely intolerable right now. Not quite literally on fire but still revving up those stand-up engines to the max, the heat he's currently producing onstage is in direct opposition to the temperature within the layered pasta dish that his current show is named after.
Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999 is a break from the norm for his stand-up titles, having ditched the mono-moniker trend of Lawnmower, Prompt, Recognise, Represent, Reset and Recap (the last four being bundled together for his Netflix series Repertoire). This new show is also split into sections, with the '1999' part focusing on a glorious year in his life with an idyllic continental family holiday running alongside the early stages of mainstream internet usage, while the second half deals with 2017, a professional and personal bummer of a 12-month spell.
But fear not for too much doomgloomery, as the five-time nominee of the Edinburgh Comedy Award might dabble in the deep and serious but ultimately revels in playing with an audience's emotions and expectations. O2 crowds are set to witness another triumph from a unique talent.
O2 Academy, Glasgow, Sat 20 Jul, Sun 29 Sep.