Jack Rooke is a comedian, performer and campaigner from Watford. His debut show Good Grief was met with critical acclaim, with two runs at Soho Theatre, a nomination for 'Best Show by an Emerging Artist’ in the Total Theatre Awards 2015 and a highlights mention in The New York Times’ Top Theatre highlights at the Edinburgh Festival 2015.
He is the resident on-air expert in bereavement and mental health for BBC Radio 1’s ‘Surgery’, resident emerging artist at Soho Theatre and hosts The Guardian Literary Institute at Camp Bestival, The Arts Amphitheatre at Bestival and stand-up poetry night Bang Said The Gun.
He has created work for The Independent, Cosmopolitan, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 4, The Guardian, Huffington Post and Channel 4 as both a comedian and an ambassador for male suicide prevention charity CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably), where Jack curates and hosts comedy showcase ‘SAVE THE MALE in aid of CALM’ to raise awareness of suicide as the single biggest killer of young men in the UK. Jack is also the Deputy Editor of quarterly mens lifestyle magazine The CALMzine.
Jack has performed at Soho Theatre, Roundhouse, Royal Court, Trafalgar Studios, Latitude, Bestival and The Edinburgh Festival Fringe.