A vigorous brand-new almost-hour of almost-stand-up delivered by a thoughtful idiot who has nicknamed himself J-LbreakR in the face of good advice. Co-founder of the Alternative Comedy Memorial Society, writer for The News Quiz. As heard on BBC Radio 4's Dilemma and Welcome To Our Village, Please Invade Carefully. 'A comic who's prepared to push both himself and his audience in the pursuit of new laughs, of unorthodox, never-been-tried-before routes to the funny' (Guardian). 'John-Luke Roberts. Funny as fuck and clever? Sure. But he is also a dick. I'd bottle him all up.' (Tony Law).
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In his brand new one-man show Stnad-Up, John-Luke Roberts pairs his trademark onslaught of well-thought-through-nonsense, drawings, one-liners and musical interludes with some honest reflections and occasional breakdowns in the wake of the end of an eight-year relationship.
This is the follow up to 2013's Broken Stand-Up - the runner up in the Amused Moose Laughter Award for the best full-length comedy show. This year he's also written and performed The Incredible One Man Pandemic, a storytelling play with music by Grace Petrie at The Vault Festival, and Latitude.
John-Luke Roberts is the co-founder and co-host of The Alternative Comedy Memorial Society ("Joyous future-of-comedy stuff" - Sunday Times), a raucous comedy night which places experimentation and noble failure above all else - appearing this year at Stand in the Square (Venue 372). He wrote The Alternative Comedy Memorial Society presents A Board Meeting for Channel 4 Blaps.
He writes for a wide range of radio and television shows - including Radio 4's The News Quiz, and BBC1's Have I Got New For You. He plays The Computer on the hit Radio 4 sitcom Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully, and has been seen on BBC Three, Channel 4 and E4.
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