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James Roque
James Roque


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 actor, comedian and writer. He started in comedy in 2009 at just 18 years old and has steadily risen up the ranks of the New Zealand comedy industry.

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

James's training as an actor further adds to his confident demeanour as a public speaker, comedian and MC. His recent TV credits include recurring roles in Good Grief, and Last at Eleven, and he was a regular contributor to sketch shows Jono and Ben, Funny Girls, Only in Aotearoa.

As well as consistently creating his own sell out shows, James is part of long standing hit comedy trio Frickin Dangerous Bro, who in 2021 debuted their tevision show Frickin Dangerous Bro: On The Road.

His mixture of relaxed, conversational energy and charming presence onstage is sure to win any crowd over.


"James MC'd our annual awards night in 2017 and we loved him so much we got him back this year. I loved that he made the effort to find out info about people, remembered most people from the year before and therefore made it a much more personalised experience than a generic stand-up show. The night is always a hit with everyone and a lot of it comes down to James' hosting (and the booze)! Basically, 5 Stars, would trade again." - Leah at Little Giant


  • Actor
  • Blogger
  • Brand Ambassador
  • Comedian
  • DJ
  • Entertainer
  • Host
  • Improvisor
  • Live Performance Host
  • MC
  • Panelist
  • Pod-caster
  • Satirist
  • TV Presenter
  • Vlogger
  • Writer


  • Artist
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Comedian (Stand-Up)
  • Restricted Licence
  • MC
  • Netball
  • Presenter
  • Singer
  • Theatre Sports
  • Voice Artist


Additional skills include Rapping.