A true Time Out fave – understated stand-up and Radio 4 star James Acaster – brings his superb new solo show Lawnmower to the Soho Theatre, following a sell-out Edinburgh Fringe run. ‘My main goal of the show, and my life, is to clear the name of Yoko Ono,’ says Acaster, matter-of-factly, at the top of the show. Quite how we get there via examining his love of mariachi music, or the identities of Percy Pig’s mates, we’re not sure. But it all seems to make sense, at the time. Honest. Acaster has mastered structuring an hour-long show. Seemingly throwaway jokes cleverly re-emerge, and no callbacks are crowbarred in. By the end of the hour you’re totally sucked into his minute, quizzical world, where Yoko Ono is addicted to biscuits, and Joe Bloggs is a prat. Wonderful stuff.
Part of the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards winner and nominees season.