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John-Luke Roberts

BCG Features

John-Luke Roberts interview

Monday 23rd September 2019

Late in the Edinburgh Fringe we hunkered down with John-Luke Roberts to talk about his splendidly-crafted but stupidly-named new show - now on tour - plus TV writing, tricky audience sizes, Izzard, Python, his early stuff, his awkward stuff, and that surprising award snub last year.


Objectively Funny Festival 2019 preview

Friday 13th September 2019

London's Objectively Funny Festival is now firmly established as the first major stop-off for comedians after the Edinburgh Fringe. Here's a look at some of the comedians performing at the festival this year.


Edinburgh Fringe Extra

Friday 1st September 2017

From a poster made out of parsley to bin-based bruises, the BCG team rounds up some interesting and funny stories and stunts from the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe.


Press Clippings

Chortle's Fast Fringe is back!

Richard Herring, Nick Helm, Kevin Eldon and Lucy Porter are among the comedians featured in the video version of our acclaimed annual showcase, released today.

Chortle, 20th July 2020

The best blissfully silly comedy for lockdown

Looking for some escapist laughs? Here are a few tips, from John-Luke Roberts' chaotic sketches to Flight of the Conchords' smile-guaranteed songs.

Brian Logan, The Guardian, 15th June 2020

25 funny jokes from comedians to cheer you up

If you're feeling in need of a bit of light relief, enjoy these one-liners from top stand-ups and rising stars of the comedy scene.

The Telegraph, 30th March 2020

John-Luke Roberts: what you can learn from clown school

When I was three, I desperately wanted a clown costume for Christmas, and my mum made me one.

John-Luke Roberts, Glasgow Evening Times, 24th February 2020

Streaming with laughter: 50 best stand-up comedy shows

From Bill Hicks to Hannah Gadsby, Dave Chappelle to Josie Long - here are 50 specials you can watch right now.

Paul Fleckney, Harriet Gibsone, Ellen E Jones, Brian Logan and Graeme Virtue, The Guardian, 22nd February 2020

John-Luke Roberts preview

The master of nonsense rails against comedy blandness.

Brian Logan, The Guardian, 11th February 2020

John-Luke Roberts interview

The comedian, actor and writer on the things that make him laugh the most.

Harriet Gibsone, The Guardian, 3rd January 2020

The best comedy of 2019

Another year has past and once again it's been a pretty amazing one for comedy across the board, and it's been hard to whittle each category down to a top 10. But here are our suggestions for the best tv, film and live comedy of the year, along with a couple of other lists as well.

Alex Finch, Comedy To Watch, 31st December 2019