James Acaster Best Comedy Show
Acaster’s fifth nomination, and an Edinburgh Comedy Awards record. No other comic has been shortlisted five times before, let alone on the trot. In ‘Reset’, the sly, quizzical stand-up focused on going into witness protection and a cunning honey scam he’d come up with. In typical Acaster style, it was an intricately woven hour of stand-up in which he created his own slightly-absurdist world, full of whimsy and pedantry, but still with one foot in reality.