John-Luke Roberts: After Me Comes the Flood (But in French) drip splosh splash drip BLUBBP BLUBBP BLUBBPBLUBBPBLUBBP!!

Comedy (absurdist)

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  • Assembly George Square Studios - Two
  • 17:30
  • Aug 26
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Impatient Productions
  • Warnings and additional info: Age Category: 12 and above (12+)(Nudity, Strong Language/Swearing)
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


Blam blam! The critically acclaimed idiot returns with a brand-new hour of extraordinary daft-hearted comedy, following a complete sell out at last year's Fringe. 'Freewheeling escapism... a joy' ***** (Fest). 'A hit' **** (Times). 'Impeccably choreographed, giddily inventive, turbo-charged hour' **** (Telegraph). 'Killer gags... glorious idiocy' **** (Guardian).

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Gavin Kydd 111 days ago

Wouldn’t recommend. Overall very strange performance and would warn anyone with a normal sense of humour to stay away. 1 star from me unfortunately. £12 back please.

Richard Collier 112 days ago

How do you follow a series of shows where literally anything could happen and usually the most unpredictable of things did? John-Luke Roberts has come up with a winning answer to that question: you literally publish the punchline to every joke that’s coming and leave the audience wondering how on Earth your set ups are going to coalesce into each of the punchlines. It’s a brilliant and perhaps unique conceit, as usually giving away the punchline is the fastest way to ruin a joke. It’s a testament to the sheer anarchy of his joke construction and surrealist humour that he can do this and the show is still hilarious. And, weirdly, unpredictable.

If you enjoyed the utter lunacy of his vampire character and those wild, weird & wonderful shows, you will still love this, even though it has the form, if not the content, of normal stand up. It is relentlessly inventive, Pythonic in both its unapologetic intellectualism and its absurdity, fully aware of its own pretentiousness and just really, achingly funny.

Peter Doherty 113 days ago

Welcomed as a homecoming hero, John-Luke gives us a non-stop hour of unremitting daftness with a sort of plot hanging on in there. Not all of it works, but if you're on his wavelength there's lot to enjoy.

Jill Boulter 125 days ago

Having seen JLR more than once, his absurd, zany humour never fails to disappoint...he has funny bones.

Pippa 130 days ago

I didn’t know before this wild ride of a show that I am a big fan of absurdist-sketch-stand-up but it turns out it is very much my bag - what clever, unusual, engaging fun this is. A couple of the recurring gags slightly outstay their welcome, but the stand-out extended sketches expertly woven together more than make up for it - I couldn’t breathe for laughing more than once. Looking forward to more technicolored-moustachioed madness next year...!

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ScotsGay (3/5 stars) 109 days ago

John Luke Roberts hates surprises, so much so that within the first few minutes of his latest stand-up special, After Me Comes the Flood (But in French) drip splosh splash drip BLUBBP BLUBBP BLUBBPBLUBBPBLUBBP, he has spoiled his entire set. At around the five-minute mark Roberts pulls down a large...

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The Telegraph (4/5 stars) 121 days ago

A hit-and-miss but still rip-roaring hour of philosophically inclined, Python-esque absurdism – with a sub-editor-vexing title – from a performer of tremendous energy and originality.

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The List (4/5 stars) 123 days ago

An innovative and challenging hour of absurdist fun...

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Chortle (3.5/5 stars) 126 days ago

John-Luke Roberts had one of the best shows at last year’s Fringe, with absurdity, machine-gun gags, a linking philosophy and a wonderfully silly Spice Girls motif that was a delight from start to finish. ...

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The Wee Review (5/5 stars) 129 days ago

One of the very great joys of comedy is an act that can apply a considerable intelligence and erudition to the art of being very, very silly.  No-one does this better than John-Luke Roberts, and After Me Comes the Flood is further evidence that he’s not only one of the finest...

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 130 days ago

Hopefully, you know the kind of show you’re in for, with a deliciously meaningless title like this, and crafted surrealism is exactly what is in store. John-Luke Roberts reassures at the beginning of his show, prancing around the stage wearing a felt crown and a green floral moustache, that we...

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