Trio of stand-up stars to take their shows to Aberdeen’s Lemon Tree

Trio of stand-up stars to take their shows to Aberdeen’s Lemon Tree

Three stars of the comedy circuit are to play Aberdeen’s Lemon Tree as part of their national tours this autumn.

Winner of the Best International Show at this year’s New Zealand Comedy Festival James Acaster is to take his award-winning show Recognised to the city centre venue’s stage on Wednesday, October 8.

Tipped for Hollywood fame, Daniel Sloss brings his show Really . . .?! to the Lemon Tree on Saturday, November 22, supported by special guest Kai Humphries.

And UK-based Canadian comedian Pete Johansson take his show Several Jokes, to the venue on Thursday, November 13.

James’s critically-acclaimed debut sellout show Amongst Other Things earned five and four star reviews and was followed up by two nominations for the main Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award, with Prompt in 2012 and Lawnmower in 2013.

Off stage he has his own series James Acaster’s Findings for BBC Radio 4 and also regularly features on XFM with Josh Widdicombe.

James has also made a number of television appearances including, Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC Two), 8 Out Of 10 Cats (Channel 4), Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC Three), Dave’s One Night Stand (Dave), Show and Tell (E4), Live at The Comedy Store (Paramount) and the Edinburgh Fest Comedy Gala (BBC Three).

Funnyman Daniel has had an incredible year during which he sold over 10,000 tickets at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the fourth year in a row, made his American TV debut and signed a talent deal with a major Hollywood studio.

The internationally-acclaimed and award-winning half-man-half-Xbox, started writing and performing stand-up when he was 16, and by the time he was 22, appeared on many shows including Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Jason Manford’s Comedy Rocks, Comic Relief’s Mock The Week, Paul O’Grady Show, BBC’s Stand Up For Sport Relief, Set List, Russell Howard’s Good News, starred in his own eponymous show, gave a prestigious Tedx Talk and filmed his debut DVD - Daniel Sloss – Live!.

Last December, Daniel made his USA TV debut with a storming set on the Conan O’Brien Show and was immediately booked to come back on in February 2014, which led to a third invite to appear in June – an unprecedented three appearances in just over six months.

He is the first stand-up ever to achieve this and it has led to Daniel becoming a recurring cast member on the show and signing a talent deal with Conan’s production company Conaco to develop his own show for a Hollywood studio.

Daniel has also toured internationally throughout USA, Europe and Australasia. In 2012 he performed a prestigious solo season at Montreal’s Just For Laughs Comedy festival and he has appeared at many other international comedy festivals.

Pete Johansson’s hit solo Edinburgh show, Naked Pictures of My Life (2009) garnered rave reviews and earned him a nomination as Best Newcomer, one of the most coveted awards in comedy.

He returned to Edinburgh in 2010 with Pete’s on Earth, which garnered even more four and five star reviews. In 2013, he returned with Utopian Crack Pipe which was welcomed with further critical acclaim.

Pete moved to the UK in 2008 and quickly became a firm favourite with audiences around the country. He is a regular at the renowned London Comedy Store venue (where he recorded his live CD), has been invited on Radio 4′s prominent Loose Ends and appeared on Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC3) in 2010.

He has performed alongside Stephen Merchant, Stewart Lee, Simon Amstell, supported Reginald D Hunter on his 75-date UK tour and even had the rare opportunity of closing for Jerry Seinfeld in the Comedy Store in 2011.  He bagged a starring role opposite Ed Byrne in BBC4′s Sex Bombs and appeared on Channel 4′s Brighton Best of the Fest.

Tickets for all three shows are available online at www.aberdeenperformingarts.com, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre.

Posted on Monday 04 August

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