JP Larocque is a Toronto-based writer, director and comedian. A graduate of the University of Toronto’s Cinema Studies Institute, he cut his teeth at The Second City Comedy Writing Program before completing both the Bell Media Diverse Screenwriters Program and the Shaw Hot Docs Diverse Voices Program. His award-winning web 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.
In 2015, his short film Neutered was screened at The Inside Out LGBT Film Festival. As a playwright and performer, his theatre credits include Mythmaking (NIF, Alumnae Theatre, 2011), GAY NERDS (Toronto Fringe, 2012), and Fear and Desire (and the Whole Damn Thing) (Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 2013).
A casting producer in reality television, he has worked on shows such as Donut Showdown, Sugar Showdown, The Marilyn Denis Show, and Say Yes to the Dress Canada. He is also a contributing journalist for Daily Xtra and was a panelist on the MTV/Logo reality series 1 Girl 5 Gays.
If you see him in the street, please feel free to hire him. The hustle is real.