Snapshot: James Acaster, comedian

James Acaster
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‘My biggest achievement? Getting to grips with the London Underground’

What school did you attend?

Montagu School, Kettering.

What sort of pupil were you?

Very well behaved.

Were your school days the best days of your life?

Not by a long shot, really boring days

What was your first job?

Serving ice creams at Wicksteed Park.

What has been your most unusual job?

Teaching kids the drums. It’s not that unusual but it is when compared to selling ice creams.

My biggest achievement so far has been...

Getting to grips with the London Underground.

My worst moment ever was...

Writing off my third car in a row.

Three words that sum up my personality are...

Hip. Rad. Bodacious.

Three places in Edinburgh I could not live without are...

Fudge Kitchen. Mum’s. My bedroom.

Who is your best friend?

Little Bits.

Which TV show do you never miss?

Breaking Bad.

Name one item you could not live without?


By what ethos do you live your life?

Spread your wings like an eagle and soar above the treetops of the mighty amazon.

• James Acaster - Prompt, Pleasance Courtyard, until August 26, 8.15pm, £10 (£8.50),