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Fri, Mar 15



James Roque - Friday

Social media and TV star James Roque headlines The Basement!

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James Roque - Friday
James Roque - Friday

Time & Location

Mar 15, 2024, 8:00 p.m.

Winnipeg, 3740 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3K 1A1, Canada

About The Event


James is the Filipino step-son of New Zealand comedy. A 13 year veteran of the country’s comedy scene, he has climbed the ranks to become a household name in New Zealand. In 2019, his show Boy Mestizo garnered him a nomination for the Fred Award for Best Show at the NZ International Comedy Festival and went on to become his first stand-up comedy special. In 2022 he toured his latest show Badong around New Zealand, Melbourne and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

In 2023 James was handpicked to be part of the New Faces International Showcase at the prestigious Just For Laughs Montreal comedy festival.

James’ New Zealand television credits include being a core guessing panelist on The Masked Singer NZ, as well as being featured on TVNZ’s Have You Been Paying Attention? NZ, 7 Days, Jono and Ben, Funny Girls and the New Zealand Comedy Gala. James has opened for some of the most popular comedians in the world including Ronny Chieng, Nick Kroll, Demetri Martin, and Ron Funches.

Through his comedy, he has amassed a following of over 100,000 people across Tiktok and Instagram combined. In 2023, he moved to Toronto, Canada with an eye on the future.

As well as a solo career, James is also one third of the sketch group Frickin Dangerous Bro, alongside Pax Assadi and Jamaine Ross. The trio debuted their TV show Frickin Dangerous Bro: On The Road in 2021. He is part of cult-hit improv troupe SNORT which continues to sellout it’s weekly show at Auckland’s Basement Theatre.

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.


"The epitome of slick…a comic at ease onstage…☆☆☆☆" - Chortle (UK)

"My favourite show of the festival " - Metro Mag NZ

"Bold and often unflinching…☆☆☆☆" - New Zealand Herald

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

Doors 7:00

Showtime 8:00


  • VIP Couch - 2 Person

    This ticket allows 2 people into the event. This ticket reserves your spots on a private couch with tremendous sitelines. These couches are among the best seats in the Basement for any show.

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  • Bar Top

    You will be seated at the Bar Top with our amazing Bartenders!

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  • VIP Couch - 4 Person

    This ticket gets up to 4 people into the event. This ticket reserves your group onto a private couch in a great viewing area. One of our very best seats in the Basement for any show. Please arrive by 10 minutes to showtime!

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