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John-Luke Roberts Archives - One4Review

Alternative Comedy Memorial Scociety (ACMS) 4****

August 11, 2018 |

Roughly eleven acts in a three hour show (two intervals!) showcasing things that might not work elsewhere. This one kept to time nicely (which is a first), possibly due to the reduced host-banter (though Thom Tuck singing compensated for that), … Read More

John-Luke Roberts: All I Wanna Do Is [FX: GUNSHOTS] With a [FX: GUN RELOADING] and a [FX: CASH REGISTER] and Perform Some Comedy! 5*****

August 5, 2018 |

John-Luke describes this show as a ‘manifesto for absurdity’, a celebration of the fact that most of life doesn’t confirm to neatly plotted narrative arcs, and an acknowledgement that this is okay, is even a source of amusement. It might … Read More

John-Luke Roberts: Look on My Works, Ye Mighty, and Despair! (All in Caps) 4****

August 25, 2017 |

Should anyone wish to know, I am instructed to inform people that this show was ‘significant’. This means: ‘sufficiently great or important to be worthy of attention; noteworthy’. I am willing to grant that it is a sufficiently great show … Read More

Alternative Comedy Memorial Society (ACMS) 4****

August 21, 2017 |

ACMS has another new home, and this one is hot, and not allowed to have loud music. So naturally, on the bill were a trumpet player, a saxophonist and a trombonist, and equally naturally, the audience (without a huge amount … Read More

John-Luke Roberts: Stdad-Up 5*****

August 12, 2015 |

Do not be deceived by the blurb for this show. As we left, my cheeks and stomach hurt, so I know I had been poorless with laughter, but more immediate were the tears: regardless of whether the show … Read More