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JOHN-LUKE ROBERTS
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Height: 6'
Hair Colour: Dark Brown
Eye Colour: Brown
Roles: Actor, Comedian, Writer
BIOGRAPHY:
John-Luke has written and performed for a wide range of comedy shows – his sketch show Spats ran for two series on BBC 7, and he spent a year as the BBC Radio Comedy Department's Writer in Residence.

John-Luke writes and performs stand-up on the live circuit and appeared on BBC3's Live from the Edinburgh Fringe in 2011, with a spin-off "Insult Generator" made for the BBC website. He co-runs the hugely popular The Alternative Comedy Memorial Society (#ACMS), which currently has a residency at The Soho Theatre in London and is fast becoming a favourite among acts and audiences alike. ACMS will run as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe at The Stand in August 2013.

In 2012 John-Luke performed his first solo show at The Edinburgh Festival. John-Luke Roberts Distracts You From A Murder was very well receieved and had a successful London transfer at The Soho Theatre. He is also one half of the sketch group The Behemoth, alongside Nadia Kamil. Together they have performed 4 sketch shows in Edinburgh, first in 2006 and most recently in 2011.

John-Luke Roberts was invited to join the Royal Court Studio Group for playwrights. His play Vichyssoise Hoo Ha is currently in development with director Clare Lizzimore, and his play Memory Man was shortlisted for the Royal Court's 2012 Young Writer's Festival. He has several other original scripts he has written and is currently working on his new one man play Sock Puppet, which he has performed at various venues across London - the show will be performed at the Pleasance as part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013. John-Luke will also be performing a solo comedy hour entitled Broken Stand-Up as part of PBH's Free Fringe.

John-Luke Roberts is a highly sought after writer for Radio. He regularly writes for BBC Radio 4 comedy shows such as The News Quiz, News Jack and Dilemma. He is currently developing a new radio show alongside comedian Tony Law.



What the critics said about his Fringe Festival solo debut...

"structurally impressive, constantly inventive and playfully mischievous... A unique, highly accomplished debut hour from a talent to watch." TIME OUT ****

"a certain touch of theatricality and conceptual thinking... fantastically ornate but deeply silly brand of comedy, dripping with absurd puns and utterly unexpected left turns." THE GUARDIAN



A highly anticipated return to the Fringe in 2014 saw John-Luke once again with a hit solo show, Stnad-Up.

Praise for Stnad-Up...

Featured in TIME OUT'S 'A to Z countdown to Edinburgh'.

“J-LR managed to take the audience with him, and the ride was totally worth it.” ONE 4 REVIEW *****

“Roberts is eccentric and controlled, with a brilliant awareness of the discipline of comedy, and his own peculiar take on it.” CHORTLE ****

“All makes for wonderful, ludicrous viewing.” BROADWAY BABY ****

“Wonderfully demented.” THE LIST ****


In addition to Stnad-Up, John-Luke hosted ACMS (Alternative Comedy Memorial Society) another five star Fringe show...

“A euphoric hour of pure comedy risk-taking that leaves you with an infectious energy long after the show has finished.” BROADWAY BABY *****
TRAINING:
Cambridge University and The National Youth Theatre
TELEVISION WRITING
PROJECT COMPANY NOTES
MARCEL LUCONT: MERDE IN BRITAIN BBC 3

HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU Hat Trick Additional Material

IT'S KEVIN BBC2 Additional material | Directed by Al Campbell

THE WORK EXPERIENCE E4/2LE Media Additional material | Directed by Tom Forbes

NEVER MIND THE BUZZCOCKS BBC2/Talkback Thames Additional material | Directed by Ian Lorimer

TELEVISION PERFORMANCE
PRODUCTION CHARACTER DIRECTOR PRODUCTION COMPANY
BABYLON EP 1 Harry Jon. S Baird Nightjack Ltd/Channel 4

ACMS PRESENTS: A BOARD MEETING Chairman/Death Chris Shepherd Channel 4/Iota Films

RIDES Blake Tim Kirkby ITV Studios/ITV2

BBC COMEDY PRESENTS IN EDINBURGH Himself Rupert Majendie BBC3

TOOL ACADEMY Lie Detector Administrator Phillip Ingamells E4/Objective Productions

COMING OF AGE Drama Teacher David Sant BBC3

THEATRE WRITING
PROJECT COMPANY NOTES
THE INCREDIBLE ONE MAN PANDEMIC The Vaults Festival One man show written and performed by John Luke Roberts

VICHYSSOISE HOO HAH Hampstead Theatre Writer | Staged readthrough | Directed by Clare Lizzimore

SOCK PUPPET The Yard Theatre/The Invisible Dot/The Camden People's Theatre Writer | Directed by Oli Rose

GODS BAC Marvin and the Cats Writer | Adapted from Nabakov's short

STAGGERED SPACES Greyfriars Kirkhouse, Edinburgh Festival Co-Writer | Directed by Saraid Dodd

WISECRACKIN' MINDSQUEEZIN BEHEMOTH Edinburgh Festival, Gilded Balloon Co-Writer

THE GENTLY PROGRESSIVE BEHEMOTH Edinburgh Festival, Gilded Balloon Co-Writer

STRINGS Writer

EVELYN BUDDEN, AUCTIONEER Cambridge ADC Writer | Directed by Charles Arrowsmith

1, 2, 3, 4, (5) Cambridge ADC Writer | Directed by Osheen Jones

CABARET OF MENACE C Venues, Edinburgh Writer | Directed by Osheen Jones

FAUST: THE PANTOMIME! Cambridge ADC Co-writer/Creator | Directed by Henry Eliot

CAMBRIDGE FOOTLIGHTS REVUE ADC Theatre Co-Writer | Directed by Joe Thomas/Ralph Shirley

UNDER THE BLUE BLUE MOON Footlights Tour Show Writer

THE HOOMIT CONVERSATIONS Cambridge ADC Writer

SKETCHES FOR 350TH BRITISH JEWISH ANNIVERSARY GALA West London Synagogue Writer

THEATRE PERFORMANCE
PRODUCTION CHARACTER DIRECTOR PRODUCTION COMPANY
THE INCREDIBLE ONE MAN PANDEMIC Himself/One Man Play Oli Rose The Vaults Festival

BROKEN STAND UP Himself John Luke Roberts Edinburgh Fringe Festival/Soho Theatre

SOCK PUPPET Ralph Guiltless Oli Rose The Yard Theatre/The Invisible Dot/The Camden People's Theatre

THE BEHEMOTH Various John-Luke Roberts/Nadia Kamil Draw HQ/The Pleasance

JOHN-LUKE ROBERTS DISTRACTS YOU FROM A MURDER Himself John-Luke Roberts The Invisible Dot Club Ltd/Pleasance

STAGGERED SPACES Performer Saraid Dodd Greyfriars Kirkhouse, Edinburgh Festival

WISECRACKIN' MINDSQUEEZIN BEHEMOTH Performer Edinburgh Festival, Gilded Balloon

THE GENTLY PROGRESSIVE BEHEMOTH Performer Edinburgh Festival, Gilded Balloon

CYMBELINE Cloten's Lord Sir Trevor Nunn Cambridge Arts Theatre

RICHARD III Clarence Tom Cornford Cambridge Arts Theatre

OLEANNA John Osh Jones ADC Theatre

ASTRAKHAN WINTER Walker James Dacre C Central Edinburgh

CAMBRIDGE FOOTLIGHTS REVUE Performer Joe Thomas/Ralph Shirle ADC Theatre

HANGING AROUND Various Will Kerley National Youth Theatre/Kneehigh

KES Various John Hoggarth National Youth Theatre

RADIO WRITING
PROJECT COMPANY NOTES
DILEMMA SERIES 1 + 2 BBC Radio 4 Writer | Produced by Ed Morrish

THE NEWS QUIZ BBC Radio 4 Writer | Produced by Victoria Lloyd

2525 BBC Radio 4/John Stanley Productions Sketch Writer | Produced by Ashley Blaker

HERE BE DRAGONS BBC Radio Wales Additional Material | Produced by Ben Walker

NEWSJACK BBC Radio 4 Extra Writer | Produced by Tilusha Ghelani/Sam Michell

LISTEN AGAINST BBC Radio 4 Writer | Produced by Sam Bryant

THE HEADSET SET BBC Radio 4 Writer | Produced by Tilusha Ghelani

MUST DO BETTER BBC Radio 4 Script Editor

RECEPTION BBC Radio 2 Writer

ANTIQUITIES BBC Radio 4 Development Script

THE ALEX LOWE DOUBLE ACT BBC Radio 2 Writer | Produced by Ashley Blaker

THE NOW SHOW BBC Radio 4 Writer | Produced by Ed Morrish

LAURENCE AND GUS: HEARTS AND MINDS BBC Radio 4 Writer | Produced by Colin Anderson

I GUESS THAT'S WHY THEY CALL IT THE NEWS BBC Radio 4 Writer | Produced by Katie Tyrell

I AM SPARTACUS BBC Radio 4 Writer | Produced by Ben Walker

LOOK AWAY NOW BBC Radio 4 Writer | Produced by Ben Walker

SPATS BBC Radio 7 Creator/Writer | Produced by Ed Morrish

BROKEN ARTS BBC Radio 4 Writer | Produced by Victoria Lloyd

RECORDED FOR TRAINING PURPOSES BC Radio 4 Contributing writer | Produced by Ed Morrish

ACT YOUR AGE BBC Radio 4 Writer | Produced by Ashley Blaker

28 ACTS IN 28 MINUTES BBC Radio 4 Writer | Produced by Ed Morrish

BBC NEW COMEDY AWARDS BBC Radio 7 Writer | Produced by Ed Morrish/Victoria Lloyd

CHINA OLYMPICS CAMPAIGN CARTOONS Amnesty International Writer

RADIO PERFORMANCE
PRODUCTION CHARACTER DIRECTOR PRODUCTION COMPANY
WELCOME TO OUR VILLAGE PLEASE INVADE CAREFULLY (SERIES 1 + 2) Computer/Graham Producer: Ed Morrish BBC Radio 2

DILEMMA Panelist Producer: Ed Morrish BBC Radio 4

SPATS Performer Ed Morrish BBC Radio 7

28 ACTS IN 28 MINUTES Performer Ed Morrish BBC Radio 4

ED REARDON'S WEEK Matt Dawn Ellis BBC Radio 4

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