Comedian John-Luke Roberts says his day job is writing for TV shows such as Have I Got News For You but his fun job is chasing dragons.

John-Luke wrote and starred in the parody Graeme of Thrones which was a hit show in the West End.

"I played all the characters, it was a parody of Game of Thrones, a knock about, chasing around the theatre and this huge dragon turned up on the show,'' he said.

The wizard of whimsy has had seven smash hit shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and is bringing his latest avant garde offering, Absurdist, on tour, stopping off in Swindon this spring.

"It is nonsense, all Gilliamesque nonsense including the 24 missing Spice Girls such as Roman Emperor Spice and Old Irish Spice. It takes us away to a better place,'' he said.

John-Luke was a member of the Cambridge Footlights along with fellow comedians Sarah Milligan and Tom Allen.

"We all lucked through. Being a comedian you can do what you want but you learn never to be fearful of an audience. They will tell when a comedian is scared. I worked on TV writing, my day job and it's lovely when they use what you write,'' he said.

He has written material for The News Quiz with Sandi Toksvig, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Newvoids, Dilemma and was the voice of the computer in Welcome To Our Village Please Invade Carefully.

The comedian also co-wrote a sitcom called Bull, starring Robert Lindsay and Maureen Lipman. It was created from their radio pilot, Antiquity.

"I wrote with the great Gareth Gwynn for UK Gold. We had some brilliant actors that we could trust to do it,'' he said.

The comedian also took a role in Bull himself. "It was an over the top person, stupid character, called Nigel Mainpart, '' he said.

Another acting job was Channel 4's Babylon.

"It was a police drama created by Danny Boyle and Jessie Armstrong. I was acting in one of the stories.''

John-Luke is the co-host of the Alternative Comedy Memorial Society with Thom Tuck which has residencies at the Soho Theatre in London. The comedian was asked by Channel 4 to write and star in a series based on the club.

He teamed up with Nadia Kamil in The Behemoth performing plays and sketches. He has also notched up seven Fringe shows

"It is the best thing for learning your craft, for four weeks you are performing every day. You are doing it in an intense parcel of time,'' he said.

John-Luke comes from a family of medics with his parents and sister all being doctors but he says they were supportive of him choosing the entertainment world.

"They get excited and are very supportive. I was clearing out my flat and found a photo of me at three-years-old in clown's costume and make up!'' he said.

John-Luke in All I Wanna Do will be coming to Swindon on Wednesday, February 27 at the Swindon Arts Centre, Devizes Road, Old Town from 8pm. Tickets are £14.50 from 01793 524481 or visit - Flicky Harrison