You've been cabbaged
April 13, 2018 12:19 PM   Subscribe

James Acaster is a British Comedian with some strange takes on the world. His standup is a little odd. He's become a staple of British TV appearing on Mock the Week and 8 out of 10 Cats. And he is currently streaming a series of specials on Netflix called Repertoire. But, for half of 2014, he spent his time embattled in a Cabbage fight with an 8 year old that still follows him to today.
posted by Nanukthedog (20 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
 
Enjoy the rabbit hole.
posted by Nanukthedog at 12:23 PM on April 13 [1 favorite]


If you like this kind of stuff, the /r/panelshow subreddit is an active community filled with helpful uploads for those of us outside the UK.
posted by cichlid ceilidh at 12:26 PM on April 13 [3 favorites]


/r/panelshow is how I discovered 8 out of 10 cats does countdown and now I'm addicted.
posted by Pendragon at 12:31 PM on April 13 [5 favorites]


"I bought some ready-to-eat apricots this week. They say you are what you eat, which is true, because as soon as I bought the ready-to-eat apricots, I was ready to eat apricots."
posted by Iridic at 1:23 PM on April 13 [6 favorites]


Relevant clip from a James Acaster appearance on Would I Lie to You.
posted by camyram at 1:24 PM on April 13 [2 favorites]


@camyram: That clip is compiled into and near the end of the cabbage fight link...
posted by Nanukthedog at 1:26 PM on April 13


I just (as in, two weeks ago) discovered Mock the Week via some of the two-hour-long supercuts of the 'Scenes We'd Like To See' segment on YouTube. Acaster and Milton Jones, both with an outré humor, are my favorites by far.
posted by eclectist at 1:27 PM on April 13


Cabadge!

I've listened to this so many times, it borders on the ridiculous.

The story was also told, with a guest appearance by Mick, on Would I Lie To You?, along with Acaster's claim that he spent a night in a bush in Basingstoke.
posted by myotahapea at 2:27 PM on April 13 [2 favorites]


dammit, camyram!
posted by myotahapea at 2:29 PM on April 13 [1 favorite]


I first encountered the cabbage story via Would I Lie To You? (linked above) and it's definitely one of the most memorable "guess the guest" episodes for me. His Netflix specials are also delightful.

There's a well-founded rumor (basically confirmed) that he'll be on one of the upcoming seasons of Taskmaster (not the one premiering next month, though) and I'm definitely excited to see what he'll do. (But more importantly: we're guaranteed 4 more series of Taskmaster!)
posted by paisley sheep at 4:05 PM on April 13 [3 favorites]


The stock photo at 6:00 of the "Cabadge" video is the laziest "woman smiling eating salad" picture I have seen. "Just, uh... pull a leaf off this cabbage and, uh, nibble on it. No bowl, sorry. Just, uh... hold the cabbage. Yeah."
posted by clawsoon at 4:15 PM on April 13


His 'Classic Scrapes' stories are reliably entertaining as well, both in radio and book formats. Or, as a listener said, "James's life is one big mistake".
posted by myotahapea at 4:32 PM on April 13 [1 favorite]


I've made it through the entire linked "full" story on youtube and the WILTY? clip is at the end. It still makes me laugh!
posted by paisley sheep at 4:50 PM on April 13


My GOD this was enjoyable. -- Specifically, the fierce and relentless cabedging.
posted by taterpie at 11:51 PM on April 13 [1 favorite]


I feel the mods need to correct the header to "You've been cabadged".

I love listening to something funny on the radio when the hosts are laughing so much they can barely spit out the words. Somehow it seems funnier than watching it, although the Would I Lie To You clip is pretty funny.
posted by TWinbrook8 at 4:44 AM on April 14


I am not opposed. I was at odds with offending the militant grammarians and spelling bee fanatics or the anarchists. I figured this way I offend you both.
posted by Nanukthedog at 5:19 AM on April 14 [1 favorite]


This hour-long audio compilation is perfection. When they got Mick on the phone and James Acaster told him he'd be cabadging him back, and the host asked Mick how that made him feel... and he said "I don't feel anything." Oh man, this kid has brought so much joy into my life today.
posted by duffell at 10:56 AM on April 14 [3 favorites]


I saw a little of Repertoire, so I know who James Acaster is at least. His indignation on Would I Lie to You about the cabbage feud was one of the funniest things I've ever seen. And I really needed that today, because I'm having trouble with a paper for grad school. I wonder if I can work cabbage into it somehow.
posted by ceejaytee at 11:02 AM on April 14


I just got a mental image of a little jewelry box, the little kind that rings come in, with a single Brussels sprout inside. If I ever get the chance...
posted by duffell at 11:07 AM on April 14 [1 favorite]


Like many of you, I came to know of the cabadging via the WILTY? clip. Up to now that's been all I've needed to be tickled by the Acaster cabadging, but now that I know there's so much more I'm looking forward to further cabadging. Cabadging cabadging cabadging.
posted by carsonb at 1:24 PM on April 14


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