James Acaster at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

He’s been described as ‘a beige corduroy patchwork of eccentric inflections and odd obsessions that manages to be both supremely anorakish and strangely swaggering.’ Thanks to this singular style, James Acaster has become one of Britain’s funniest and most revered stand-up comedians, with five nominations for the Edinburgh Comedy Award to his name. In this event filmed live at the 2019 Edinburgh International Book Festival, he discusses his hotly-anticipated memoir, Perfect Sound Whatever - a love letter to the healing power of music, and how one man's obsessive quest saw him defeat the bullshit of one year with the beauty of another. Acaster is joined on stage by writer, performer and ‘stand-up poet’ Rob Auton.

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