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.

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.



CV

Television

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

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
Writer 
Producer Sam Bryant
Production Company Audible
Producer Ed Morrish
Production Company BBC Radio 4
Producer Victoria Lloyd
Production Company BBC Radio 4
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
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

Klaus 
Director Paul Feig
Calamity Films and Universal
Pirate 3 
Director Stephen Gaghan
Universal