John Luke Roberts: Look on My Works, Ye Mighty and Despair! (All in Caps)

Thu 3rd – Sun 27th Aug 2017


“Cult-favourite alternative comic John-Luke Roberts presents extraordinary-absurdist-character-comedy-nonsense-sort-of-stand-up and hubris. ”







The cult-favourite alternative comic John-Luke Roberts (as heard and seen on BBC Radio 4, Channel 4 and BBC Three) humbly invites you to his brand-new, absolutely brilliant hour of extraordinary-absurdist-character-comedy-nonsense-sort-of-stand-up and hubris.

Unveiling a variety of abstract characters, Look on My Works, Ye Mighty, and Despair! (All in Caps) delves into alternative lives spawned from different choices.

John-Luke Roberts is an actor, writer and comedian, trained by Philippe Gaulier. He is the co-creator of fringe hit Alternative Comedy Memorial Society and co-writer of UKTV Gold sitcom Bull (starring Robert Lyndsay and Maureen Lipman). John-Luke Roberts has created five solo shows for the Edinburgh Fringe between 2010 and 2016 which have all been critically acclaimed with transfers to various London venues including three sold out runs at the Soho Theatre. His 2013 show Broken Stand-up was the runner up in the Amused Moose Laughter Award for the best full-length comedy show.

John-Luke has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Dilemma, BBC3's Live from the Edinburgh Fringe and made a spin-off Insult Generator for the BBC website. As an actor he has appeared in Channel 4’s Babylon and hit BBC Radio 4 sitcom Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully. He also wrote and starred in his own Channel 4 Blap based around The Alternative Comedy Memorial Society and played Nigel Mainpart in his own sitcom Bull (UKTV Gold).

John-Luke Roberts has also written for wide range of TV and radio shows including Have I Got News For You (BBC1), Nevermind the Buzzcocks (BBC2) and It’s Kevin (BBC2) and has co-written his first sitcom, Bull for UKTV Gold, with Gareth Gwynn. He writes regularly for BBC Radio 4 comedy shows such as The News Quiz, News Jack and Dilemma, spent a year as the BBC Radio Comedy Writer in Residence.

Admission: £5(Free)

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