John-Luke’s stand-up is both fascinating and markedly absurd. From his inventive use of props and physical movement (highlighting his training under Phillipe Gaulier) to a series of Edinburgh show titles that at first might look like a typo – such as Stdad Up which explored his relationship with his late father by impersonating him dressed in a suit filled with balloons. This year’s Edinburgh Fringe show is curiously entitled: All I Wanna Do Is [FX: GUNSHOTS] With a [FX: GUN RELOADING] and a [FX: CASH REGISTER] and Perform Some Comedy! Roberts’ unique brand of often deadpan, always weird comedy should be a required life experience for all.
“This is alternative comedy close to its pinnacle” Chortle