John Luke Roberts

A writer and Gaulier trained actor and comedian, who has written and performed for a wide range of TV and Radio shows.

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Biography

John-Luke Roberts is a comedian, actor and writer.

John-Luke Roberts is the British writer on Maximum Fun’s hit international podcast “International Waters”, and the creator and writer of BBC Radio’s Spats. 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 YouNewzoids and Nevermind the Buzzcocks, and received the BBC Radio Comedy Writers Bursary in 2009.

John-Luke trained under Philippe Gaulier. 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.



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TV

Writer

Bull
3 x 30" scripts
Co-creator and co-writer 
Director Simon Gibney
 
UKTV / John Stanley Productions
 
Co-creator and co-writer 
 
In development with Retort
 
Bletney
Sitcom script option in development
Co-creator and co-writer 
Producer Ben Farrell
 
Objective Fiction
 
Writer 
 
Hattrick for BBC
 
Writer 
 

Sketch writer

Citrus Television Ltd for ITV
 
Writer 
 
Talkback Thames for BBC
 
ACMS Presents: A Board Meeting
4 x 5 min online scripts
Chairman / Mysterious Stranger 
Director Chris Shepherd
 
Iota Films for Channel 4 Blap
 

Performer

Nathan 
Director Gordon Anderson
 
Clerkenwell Films / Netflix
 
Nigel Mainpart 
Director Simon Gibney
 
John Stanley Productions for UKTV Gold
 
Harry 
Director Jon. S. Baird
 
Nightjack Ltd / Channel 4
 
Blake 
Director Tim Kirkby
 
ITV Studios / ITV2
 
Lie Detector Administrator 
Director Phillip Ingamells
 
Objective / E4
 
Drama Teacher 
Director David Sant
 
BBC 3
 
Chairman / Mysterious Stranger 
Director Chris Shepherd
 
Iota Films for Channel 4 Blap
 

Co-writer

Radio

Performer

Alan Leadrole 
Producer Lyndsay Fenner
 
Production Company BBC Radio 4
 
Albert/MC 
Producer Ed Morrish
 
Production Company Somethin' Else for Audible
 
Narrator / Builder 
Producer Ed Morrish
 
Production Company Somethin' Else for Audible
 
Computer 
Producer Ed Morrish
 
Production Company BBC Radio 2
 
Matt 
Producer Dawn Ellis
 
Production Company BBC Radio 4
 
Various Lead Roles 
Producer Ed Morrish
 
Production Company BBC Radio 7
 

Writer

Co-creator and co-writer 
 
Production Company BBC Radio 4
 
The Goodies
Development pitch
2017
Writer 
Producer Sam Bryant
 
Production Company Audible
 
Producer Ed Morrish
 
Production Company BBC Radio 4
 
Producer Victoria Lloyd
 
Production Company BBC Radio 4
 
2525
2000
Producer Ashley Blaker
 
Production Company BBC Radio 4 / John Stanley Productions
 
Producer Ben Walker
 
Production Company BBC Radio Wales
 
Producer Tilusha Ghelani/Sam Michell
 
Production Company BBC Radio 4 Extra
 
Producer Sam Bryant
 
Production Company BBC Radio 4
 
Producer Tilusha Ghelani
 
Production Company BBC Radio 4
 
Producer Ashley Blaker
 
Production Company BBC Radio 2
 
Producer Ed Morrish
 
Production Company BBC Radio 4
 
Producer Colin Anderson
 
Production Company BBC Radio 4
 
Producer Katie Tyrell
 
Production Company BBC Radio 4
 
Producer Ben Walker
 
Production Company BBC Radio 4
 
Producer Ben Walker
 
Production Company BBC Radio 4
 
Spats
2008
Producer Ed Morrish
 
Production Company BBC Radio 7
 
Producer Victoria Lloyd
 
Production Company BBC Radio 4
 
Producer Ed Morrish
 
Production Company BBC Radio 4
 
Producer Ashley Blaker
 
Production Company BBC Radio 4
 
Producer Ed Morrish
 
Production Company BBC Radio 4
 
Producer Ed Morrish/Victoria Lloyd
 
Production Company BBC Radio 7
 

Theatre

Performer

Graeme 
Director Sam Bailey
 
Charing Cross Theatre & UK Tour & Australian Tour
 
First Gentlemen / Gaoler 
Director Trevor Nunn
 
Marlowe Society
 
John 
Director Osh Jones
 
ADC Theatre
 
Clarence 
Director Tom Cornford
 
Cambridge Arts Theatre
 
Walker 
Director James Dacre
 
C Central, Edinburgh
 
Ensemble 
Director Mike Shepherd/Emma Rice/Will Kerley
 
National Youth Theatre
 
Ensemble 
Director John Hoggarth
 
National Youth Theatre
 

Writer & Performer

Writer/Performer - One Man Show 
Director John Luke Roberts
 
Edinburgh Festival / Heroes of the Fringe
 
Writer/Performer - One Man Show 
Director John Luke Roberts
 
PBH Free Fringe / Edinburgh Festival / Soho Theatre
 
Writer/Performer (One Man Show) 
Director John Luke Roberts
 
Soho Theatre / Edinburgh Fringe Festival
 
Writer/Performer (One Man Show) 
Director John Luke Roberts
 
Soho Theatre / Edinburgh Fringe Festival
 
Writer/Performer - One Man Show 
Director Oli Rose
 
The Vaults Festival
 
Writer/Performer 
Director John Luke Roberts
 
Soho Theatre / Edinburgh Fringe Festival
 
Writer/Performer - One Man Show 
Director Oli Rose
 
The Yard Theatre / The Invisible Dot / Edinburgh Fringe Festival
 
Writer/Performer (Himself) 
Director John Luke Roberts
 
The Invisible Dot & Pleasance Theatre
 
Writer/Performer (Various Lead Roles) 
Director Saraid Dodd
 
Edinburgh Festival
 
Writer/Performer (Various Lead Roles) 
Director Joe Thomas / Raph Shirley
 
ADC Theatre
 

Film

Performer

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