- Comedy Writer/Performer
John-Luke Roberts is a comedian, writer, actor and Gaulier-trained performer.
His sitcom Bull, co-written with Gareth Gwynn, aired on UKTV Gold and starred Robert Lindsay and Maureen Lipman. He has written for Have I Got News For You, Newzoids and Nevermind the Buzzcocks, and received the BBC Radio Comedy Writers Bursary in 2009. He has just written a pilot for Audible starring Maxine Peake which will record when it's possible.
He is an Edinburgh stalwart, and sells out year after year. His 2019 show After Me Comes the Flood (But in French) drip splosh splash drip BLUBBP BLUBBP BLUBBPBLUBBPBLUBBP!! was a big hit and toured successfully until recently. He has created 6 solo shows for the Edinburgh Fringe between 2010 and 2018 which have all been critically acclaimed with Soho Theatre transfers. As an actor he has appeared in Channel 4’s Babylon, Radio 4’s Welcome To Our Village, and played Nigel Mainpart in his sitcom Bull. He played Graeme in the world tour and West End run of hit parody play Graeme of Thrones.
He is the co-founder of hugely successful Alternative Comedy Memorial Society, which he hosts with co-co-founder (also a co-founder) and nemesis Thom Tuck. The ACMS aims to celebrate Noble Failure, and give a home to the strange and different in live comedy. The club has had residencies at the Soho Theatre, The New Red Lion, and The Bill Murray. Channel 4 commissioned a series of Blaps based on the club, directed by Chris Shepherd, which John-Luke wrote and starred in.
Selected Credits (See Full Credits)
The Goodies (pilot) (Radio)
After Me Comes the Flood (But in French)... (Theatre and Live Performance)
Edinburgh Fringe 2019
Look Upon My Works, Ye Mighty, And Despair! (Theatre and Live Performance)
Graeme of Thrones (Theatre)
UK, Australia tours
Co- Creator and Co-Writer/Performer
PBJ acts to take over the VAULT Festival in February and March
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
John-Luke Roberts talks Silly
Saturday, July 13, 2019