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JAMES ROQUE

Comedian / Writer / Motion Sickness Sufferer

 
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Nominated for the Fred Award for Best Show in the 2019 NZ International Comedy Festival.

Kiwi-Filipino comedian James Roque always thought that all his hang-ups about race came from moving to NZ as a kid. However he's since realised that he'd accidentally checked in some baggage on the plane ride there.

Buckle in as he unpacks that baggage. Who knows what will come out.

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AUCKLAND
RETURN SEASON 2019 DATES TBC

JAMES ROQUE IS A COMEDIAN and writer.

 


James is the Filipino step-son of New Zealand comedy. A favourite on the scene - he has been part of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival since 2012 and has put on multiple successful seasons. In 2018 he debuted his acclaimed show Legal Alien in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival before taking it back home across the ditch.

In 2019, James debuted his latest show Boy Mestizo to sold out audiences in Melbourne, Sydney, Wellington and Auckland. He garnered a nomination for the Fred Award for Best Show in the 2019 NZ International Comedy Festival.

James’ New Zealand television credits include being a panelist on Three's 7 Days and performing on the 2018 New Zealand Comedy Gala and AotearoHA: Driving Stories. James was also featured on Three's Jono and Ben, as the host of the Week in Five.

As well as a thriving solo career, James is also one third of the sketch group Frickin Dangerous Bro, alongside Pax Assadi and Jamaine Ross. The trio were nominated for the 2018 Fred Award for Best Show at the 2018 New Zealand International Comedy Festival.

Outside of comedy, James has also been involved in theatre. He is a co-founder of Proudly Asian Theatre, a theatre company dedicated to showcasing more Asian-NZ stories onstage and and has played the lead role of Sidu in Indian Ink Theatre Company’s Kiss the Fish, which has toured New Zealand and USA. 
For his acting work, James is represented by Auckland Actors and is a proud member of the NZ Actors Equity.

REVIEWS


"Roque’s performance is impeccable" - The Spinoff, Full review

"Bold and often unflinching…☆☆☆☆" - New Zealand Herald, Full review

"Damnit the guy is likeable…☆☆☆☆☆" - Peril Magazine (AU), Full review

 

 
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