JP Larocque is a Toronto-based writer, director and comedian. His award-winning digital series Gay Nerds has been covered by The New York Times, The Advocate, and Space Channel, and screened at numerous festivals, including TO WebFest, LA WebFest, and The 2014 Inside Out LGBT Film Festival. In 2016, Gay Nerds was picked up for distribution by OUTtv.
His short films Neutered (2015) and Where We Were (2017) have screened as part of the Inside Out LGBT Film Festival. As a playwright, his theatre credits include Mythmaking (NIF, Alumnae Theatre, 2011), and GAY NERDS (Toronto Fringe, 2012), and his work can also be found in the collections City Voices: A Book of Monologues by Toronto Artists (2012), and the upcoming Dark Horse anthology The Secret Loves of Geeks (2018).
When he’s not quietly toiling away on scripts or hugging his knees and staring at snowdrifts, he is a development producer of lifestyle television, and has worked on shows such as Donut Showdown, Sugar Showdown, The Marilyn Denis Show, and Say Yes to the Dress Canada. He is a contributing journalist to the LGBTQ newspaper Xtra! and can be seen talking about his sex life on reruns of the MTV/Logo series 1 Girl 5 Gays.
He is survived by his cat, Barney.