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2016 Chopper's Republic Of Anzakistan 'James Roque'
Laughing Stock Productions
14-16 Jono & Ben, 'Comedian'
TV3 / Mediaworks
2015 7 Days, 'Panelist'
TV3 / Mediaworks
2015 Funny Girls, 'Various'
TV3 / Mediaworks
2015 After Hours, 'Comedian'
TV3 / Mediaworks
2014 AotearoHA: Driving Stories, 'Comedian'
TV3 / Mediaworks
2011 AotearoHA! Next Big Things, 'Himself' (comedian)
TV Works Ltd


2016 Titus, 'Sacturninus'
Fractious Tash / Pop-Up Globe NZ
2015 Kiss The Fish, 'Sidu'
NZ / USA tour / Indian Ink Theatre Company
2014 Lantern, 'Ken / Henry / Various'
Musgrove Studio, Dirs. Eli Matthewson & Hamish Parkinson
2013 Kiss The Fish, 'Ensemble'
Indian Ink Theatre Company, Dir. Justin Lewis
2013 F.O.B, 'Dale'
Basement Theatre, Dir. Andrew Moorhead
2013 Titus, 'Saturninus'
Q Theatre / Fractious Tash, Dir. Ben Henson
2012 Jacques Brel is Alive & Well & Living in Paris, 'Funeral Tango Performer / Ensemble'
UNITEC, Dir. Ben Henson
2012 Alice, 'Spade'
TAPAC / Outfit Theatre Company, Dir. Joel Herbert

2012 The Dining Room, 'Michael / Nick / Harvey'
UNITEC, Dir. Cameron Rhodes
2012 Titus, 'Saturninus'
UNITEC, Dir. Ben Henson
2011 Martin Nievera: Live in Auckland, 'Presenter / MC'
ASB Showgrounds
2011 Asphalt Kiss, 'Sergeant Cunha / Werneck'
UNITEC, Dir. Paul Gittins
2011 Twelfth Night, 'Antonio'
UNITEC, Dir. Elizabeth Hawthorne
2011 A Dog's Breakfast, 'Police Officer'
UNITEC, Dir. Saraid Cameron
2011 Chrysalis, 'Lester'
UNITEC, Dir. Eli Matthewson
2011 The Hospital at the Time of the Revolution, 'Patient C'
UNITEC, Dir. Jeff Szusterman
2009 The Crucible, 'Reverend John Hale'
Gelnfield College, Dirs. Stef Fink & Katheryn Williams


2015 Paper, Scissors, Roque, 'Comedian'
NZ International Comedy Festival
2014 Roque to Self, 'Comedian'
NZ International Comedy Festival
2013 James Roque is Chicken!, 'Comedian'
NZ International Comedy Festival

2012 Minority Report, 'Comedian'
NZ International Comedy Festival
2012 Ben Hurley's New Faces Show, 'Comedian'
NZ International Comedy Festival
2011 AotearoHA! Next Big Things, 'Comedian'
SkyCity Theatre
2011 Late & Live Show, 'Regular Comedian'
The Classic Comedy Club
2011 Big Wednesday, 'Regular Comedian'
The Classic Comedy Club
2011 Pro Shows, 'Regular Comedian'
The Classic Comedy Club
2011 RAW Comedy Quest Finals, 'Comedian'
Auckland Town Hall
2010 The Graduates Present: Comedy Apocalypse!, 'Comedian / MC'
Basement Theatre
2009 Class Comedians: Master Class, 'Comedian'
Auckland Town Hall
2009 Class Comedians Showcase, 'Comedian'
Auckland Town Hall


2011 Stolen, 'Matt'

UNITEC, Dir. Daniel Baikie


2009 Nailed It on the Night Award
Class Comedians / NZ Comedy Trust Programme


2016 Countdown
2015 Jockey
2013 LifeLock
USA & Canada


10-12 Performing & Screen Arts: Acting Major



James is a Filipino-Kiwi comedian and writer, he started in comedy in 2009 at a ripe age of 18 years old. Since then, he has reached risen steadilty up the ranks of the New Zealand comedy industry.

James has opened for a number of world-class comedians inlcuding Nick Kroll, Ron Funches, Demitri Martin, and Ronny Chieng. In 2019, he was featured in Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Comedy Up Late and he debuted his latest show Boy Mestizo to sold out audiences in Melbourne, Sydney, Wellington and Auckland. Boy Mestizo garnered him a nomination for the Fred Award for Best Show in the 2019 NZ International Comedy Festival.

James’ NZ comedy television credits include writing and starring in Jono and Ben, Funny Girls, Only in Aotearoa and The NZ Comedy Gala, as well as being a panelist on the hit comedy panel shows 7 Days and Have You Been Paying Attention? NZ.

In 2020 he played the role of Ben in the TVNZ show Good Grief, as well as playing the role of Randall in TVNZ’s Last at Eleven.

James is also one-third of comedy trio 'Frickin Dangerous Bro' who in 2021 debuted their show Frickin Dangerous Bro: On The Road.

In 2021, he was also one of four judges on Masked Singer, NZ. 

His TikTok account can be found here.


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Additional skills include Rapping.