John Luke Roberts, Comedy, TotalNtertainment, Manchester

John-Luke Roberts National Tour Announcement

“An incredible joke rate, with Roberts cramming in more original punchlines in his hour than some comedians manage in a career” ★★★★ 5 Chortle

Following his performance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the critically acclaimed idiot John-Luke Roberts is back on the road with another ridiculously long titled show this autumn.

It’s a brand-new hour of extraordinary daft-hearted comedy. Expect to not know why you are laughing once more… even when he gives you the punchline first. Jokes about staring into the Nietzschean void, the stupid decisions of kings and how Pinocchio can save the world all might make appearances in this hour of absolute silliness. But who knows what could happen!

John-Luke Roberts is a writer and Gaulier trained actor and comedian who has created 6 solo shows for the Edinburgh Fringe between 2010 and 2017 – including cult favourites which have all been critically acclaimed with several Soho Theatre transfers. Titles include Stnad-Up, Stdad-Up, John-Luke Roberts Builds A Monster, Look on My Works, Ye Mighty, And Despair! (All in Caps) and last year’s absolute sell-out smash hit All I Wanna Do Is [FX: GUNSHOTS] with a [FX: GUN RELOADING] and a [FX: CASH REGISTER] and Perform Some Comedy! (which went on to tour nationally).

He co-hosts the hugely successful Alternative Comedy Memorial Society with Thom Tuck, which 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.

John-Luke has written for Have I Got News For You, Newzoids and Never mind the Buzzcocks. His sitcom Bull, co-written with Gareth Gwynn, aired on UKTV Gold and starred Robert Lindsay and Maureen Lipman. He was part of the Royal Court Writers Group and received the BBC Radio Comedy Writers Bursary in 2009.

As an actor, he has appeared in Channel 4’s Babylon and played Nigel Main part in his sitcom Bull. He plays ‘Graeme’ in the world tour and West End run of hit parody play Graeme of Thrones.

You can find a full list of dates and tickets here