James Acaster: Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999

James Acaster: Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999

New show from the comedian who named it after a time he tried cold lasagne and enjoyed it.

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One time I bought a lasagne from the supermarket, heated it up in the oven and ate a bit of it and it wasn't very nice so I put it in the fridge because it felt wrong to dump a whole lasagne in the bin and then later on I ate a spoonful of the cold lasagne because I was drunk and it was absolutely delicious. It was 4am. I then changed the name of a WhatsApp I was a part of to COLD LASAGNE HATE MYSELF 1999 because I had been thinking a lot about how 1999 was the best year of my life and also about how much I hate myself sometimes. The next day I was asked to name my new show. Come along.

There’s no one better at constructing a show than Acaster – The Guardian

If Oxford wants to study stand-up in depth, Acaster is a good place to start – Sunday Times

One of comedy’s most original voices – Evening Standard

A virtuoso display of comic invention – Chortle

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Tour dates 2019

At 27 venues:

Alban Arena, St Albans

Civic Centre, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3LD

Thu 3 Oct

£18.50 / 01727 844488

  • 19:30

Babbacombe Theatre, Torquay

Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3LU

Sat 6 Jul

Times to be confirmed / £19.50 / 01803 328385

Birmingham Town Hall

Victoria Square, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 3DQ

Sun 23 Jun

£18.50 / 0121 345 0600

  • 19:30

Mon 24 Jun

£18.50 / 0121 345 0600

  • 19:30

Fri 4 Oct

£18.50 / 0121 345 0600

  • 19:30

Bonus Arena, Hull

Myton Street, Hull, HU1 2AG

Sat 27 Jul

£20 / 01482 456220

Capitol Theatre, Horsham

North Street, Horsham, England, RH12 1RG

Wed 16 Oct

Theatre

£20.50 / 01403 750 220

  • 19:30

Cheltenham Town Hall

Imperial Square, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1QA

Thu 19 Sep

£18.50 / 0844 576 2210

City Hall, Salisbury

Malthouse Lane, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 7TU

Fri 6 Dec

£18.50 / 01722 434434

Corn Exchange, King's Lynn

Market Place, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1JW

Wed 30 Oct

£19.50 / 01553 764864

EartH, London N16

13 Stoke Newington Road, London, N16 8BH

Tue 10 Dec

Sold out

Wed 11 Dec

Sold out

Thu 12 Dec

Sold out

Grand Opera House York

Cumberland Street, York, YO1 9SW

Fri 15 Nov

£22.65–£38.65

Ipswich Corn Exchange

King Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 1DH

Sat 22 Jun

Grand Hall

Sold out / 01473 433100

Thu 5 Dec

Grand Hall

Sold out / 01473 433100

Jersey Opera House

Gloucester Street, Jersey, JE2 3QR

Fri 28 Jun

£18.50 / 01534 511115

King George's Hall, Blackburn

Northgate, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 1AA

Fri 11 Oct

£18.50 / 0844 847 1664

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

2 Leven Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9LQ

Sun 3 Nov

0131 529 6000

Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone

The Leas, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2DZ

Fri 21 Jun

£19.75 / 01303 228600

Thu 10 Oct

£18.50 / 01303 228600

The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

5 West North Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5AT

Tue 24 Sep

£18.50 / 01224 642230

  • 21:15

Sat 28 Sep

£18.50 / 01224 642230

  • 19:30

The Lowry, Salford

Pier 8, Salford Quays, Salford, Lancashire, M50 3AZ

Fri 25 Oct

Lyric Theatre

£15–£19.50 / 08432 086000

The MAC, Belfast

10 Exchange Street West, Belfast, Antrim, BT1 2NJ

Sun 10 Nov

Downstairs

£21 / 028 9023 5053

Milton Keynes Theatre

500 Marlborough Gate, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK9 3NZ

Mon 17 Jun

£22.65–£38.65 / 0844 871 7652

New Theatre, Oxford

George Street, Oxford, OX1 2AG

Wed 24 Jul

£22.65–£38.65 / 0844 871 3020

O2 Academy Glasgow

121 Eglinton Street, Glasgow, G5 9NT

Sat 20 Jul

Sold out / 0844 477 2000

Sun 29 Sep

Sold out / 0844 477 2000

Regal Theatre, Cinema, Bar & Kitchen, Redruth

6 Fore Street, Redruth, Cornwall, TR15 2AZ

Fri 5 Jul

01209 216278

  • 19:30
  • 22:15

Sold out / 01209 216278

Stafford Gatehouse Theatre

Eastgate Street, Stafford, ST16 2LT

Sun 27 Oct

Sold out / 01785 619080

The Forum, Barrow-in-Furness

28 Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 1HH

Sat 14 Sep

£18.50 / 01229 820000

The Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne Minster

West Borough, Wimborne Minster, England, BH21 1LT

Wed 27 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 01202 885566

Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle upon Tyne

111 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear, NE1 4AG

Fri 19 Jul

£18.50 / 0844 493 9999

Sat 2 Nov

£18.50 / 0844 493 9999

William Aston Hall, Wrexham

Glyndwr University, Mold Road, Wrexham, Clwyd, LL11 2AW

Sun 16 Jun

£20.25

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£20.25

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£20.25

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