Lawnmowers and Nonsense

Promising to bring more low-key stand-up, whimsical anecdotes and playful wit to the table; James Acaster will tell you how he’s attempting to clear Yoko Ono’s name, why he continues to dress head to toe in Marks & Spencer and the manifold reasons why he’s obsessed with Mariachi music in Lawnmower.

Since winning Off The Kerb’s Laughing Boy New Act of the Year in 2010, James has gone on to receive critical acclaim for his Edinburgh shows Amongst Other Things and Prompt, as well as nominations for the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards in 2012 & 2013 and an Auckland Comedy Festival nomination for Best International Show. As well as appearing on stage, James recently recorded James Acaster’s Findings for BBC Radio 4. In August 2010, he performed as part of BBC’s Stand Up on the Street during the Edinburgh Festival. James has also made a number of television appearances including, Russell Howard’s Good News, Dave’s One Night Stand, Show and Tell, Live at The Comedy Store and the Edinburgh Fest Comedy Gala.

One of the sharpest comic minds to have emerged in recent years.



Deliciously daft and no slouch in the surprises department.

Evening Standard


One of the best hours of straight stand-up at this year’s festival.

Time Out


Audiences who are ready for the second installment of ARC’s comedy double bill can join the multi award-winning Mr Tony Law for some absurd, shout-y and powerful, yet meaningful, nonsense.

Following his 40-date, sell-out Spring tour, Tony has leapt back out on the road with his new show, Nonsense Overdrive.

As seen on Have I Got News For You, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, The Alternative Comedy Experience, Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe and more, Tony is an Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee 2012, Chortle Best Live Show Award winner 2013, Chortle Best Club Comic Award winner 2013 and Chortle Best Breakthrough Act Award winner 2012.

Form-busting and hugely enjoyable.

The Times


Law’s genius for the random makes Salvador Dali look about as abstract as Constable.



One of the finest and funniest comics on the circuit… destined for comedy stardom.

Time Out


Playful, mischievous, mercurial.

The Telegraph


• James Acaster present Lawnmower on Fri 22 Nov at 8pm, and Tony Law presents Nonsense Overdrive on Sat 23 Nov at 8pm. Tickets for both shows are F: £12 C: £10 and can be purchased here.