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JAMES ROQUE

Comedian / Writer / Motion Sickness Sufferer

 

JAMES ROQUE IS A COMEDIAN and writer.

 


Since his debut in 2009, James has gone on to reach new heights in the New Zealand comedy industry. He made his solo hour long debut in the 2013 New Zealand International Comedy Festival and has since gone on to perform in every festival since - including his acclaimed and sold out 2017 show James Roque Wants to Show You Something.

James’ New Zealand television credits include being a panelist on Three's 7 Days and performing on AotearoHA: Driving Stories and AotearoHA: Next Big Things. James is 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. 

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

"His show also ends up telling a story that has a lot of unexpected twist and turns, which will ultimately blow your mind." - New Zealand Herald, Full review

"Engaging...delivers lots of laughs" - Whats Good, Full review

 

 
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