Actor & Improvisor

LUKE SORBA is a hugely experienced actor, comedy specialist and expert improvisor.



Duck Quacks Don’t Echo (Magunm Media for Sky One) 2015

A Life Less Ordinary (2LEMedia for Channel 4) (Pilot) 2013

Richard Hammond’s Secret Service (Initial for BBC1) 2013

Gibberish (Celador for Channel 5) (Pilot) 2002

Monster TV as Ed Dodds (BBC1) – 2 series 1999-2000.

Consequently (Carlton Digital) Panel Game 1999

Confessions as Inspector Baines (Hat Trick for BBC1) – 4 series 1995-98

Brass Eye (Talk Back for Channel 4) 1994

A Question of Taste as Nigel Partridge.(Tiger Aspect for BBC2) 1992

Children In Need (BBC1) BBC Business Breakfast (BBC) The Good Stuff (Carlton), The Media Show (Channel 4), Metro (LWT), Notes and Queries (Celandine \ BBC2).


Spontaneous Combustion (HTV) 1989


Food and Drink Programme (BBC2) Body Styles (Mentorn \ Channel 4).


Clinton Baptiste’s Paranormal Podcast 2023

The Movies That Made Me (Picard Productions) 2021 – 2023

Unmute (Picard Productions) 2020,2021

Sounds Right Podcast (Lush Digital) 2018

The Anti-Social Network (Studio of Fools/ 4 on Demand) 2014

Polytickles (self-penned political sketches 2013, 2014)


Scared Scriptless (2021)

Le Roundabout 2020

Sprout News 2020

Props and Costumes (LIT) 2018 – 2020

Eternal Sunshine of the Plotless Mind (LIT) 2018

Slattery Night Fever (LIT) 2017- 2018

Stand Up for Mental Health (Ritzy, Brixton) 2016, 2017

Legends of Improvisation (London Improv Theatre) 2016

Wonderland (Petworth Festival) 2015

The Improvasprint (Barons Court Theatre et al) 2015 –

An Evening of Improvisation with Ross Noble and Special Guests (Cutty Sark Theatre) 2014

The Guest Speaker (The Miller et al) 2014 – 2015

The Vault (The Miller et al) 2014 – 2016

Unavailable for Comment with Marcus Brigstocke (Menier Chocolate Theatre; Udderbelly, Edinburgh) 2013

Paul Merton’s Impro Chums (Northampton and Barbados) 2013

Spontaneous Combustion’s True Confessions (Bristol Impro Festival) 2013

Slapdash Impro Festival (The Nursery) 2013

Stand Up for Labour (Tour) 2013 – 2014

Strictly Impro (Lost Theatre) 2011, 2012,

London Improvathon (Hoxton Hall Theatre; Park Theatre) 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018

Keep It Safe (Hackney Museum) 2008, 2009, 2010

Founder member of SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION, specializing in improvised plays: Sub Post Office of Death, Raise the Dead, Human Celluloid, Outrageous Lies, True Confessions- Gilded Balloon & Assembly Rooms Edinburgh. Duke of York’s, Globe Theatre and tours 1989-1997.

Founder member of THEATRESPORTS UK sketch improvisation company -Royal National Theatre, Donmar Warehouse, Arts Theatre, Shaw Theatre, Assembly Rooms (also Los Angeles, Seattle, Toronto, Edmonton, Melbourne) 1987-1997

Hamlet Improvised (London International Mime Festival

Impronet (Bridewell Theatre).

Court In the Act – Palace Theatre, Watford; Festival Theatre, Chichester.

Zorro (Red Rose Club)

Cinderella (Tristan Bates Theatre)

The Xtempore Files (Tristan Bates Theatre)

Custom Theatrics (various)

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Nothing Happened (play Radio 4) as various 2005

Losers (sitcom, 2 series –Radio 4) as Luke 2001, 2002

The World As We Know It (sitcom series- Radio 4) as Patrick 1999

My Stepmother is an Australian (Radio 4 pilot) as Simon

Parodies Lost (Radio 4) – 3 episodes

Bugging the System (Radio 4 pilot)

The Locker Room (Radio 5)

You Asked For It (Radio 4) – 6 episodes.

What am I bid? (Radio 4 pilot) and over thirty talk shows eg Radio 4, Radio 5, Capital, LBC, GLR, News Direct, Scotland, Liberty, Viva, Bedfordshire, Kent, Forth. 3CR Melbourne. 3RRR Melbourne.


Spontaneous Combustion (sketch show for Sabre Films).

(Corporate Videos: Fujitsu (as Farmer Walker) for DEFRA 2017, Alvarez & Marsal, BBC World Service, KPMG, Hertz Car Rental, Apple Macintosh, Lotus Software, SWEB, Galileo IT, LTV Anglais.

COMMERCIALS (all as featured actor)


UK – Royal Mail, TSB, British Beef, Milky Bar Ice Cream, Cable Video Store, Dales Supermarket, Crown Paint, Penguin Biscuits

Ireland – Sun Life Assurance (2)

Germany – West Jeans, Expert Stores, Department of Transport


Prudential (13 commercials), Sea Fish (2). Burger King (3).Mercedes. Fiat. Molson Beer. Great Western Railways. First Telecom (2). Hamlet. Network Q (4). Dolmio. Graham Stores (3), Western Union. American Express. Wicks (2). Walls. British Telecom (2.)Café Pasta, Car Dealer, Value Direct. Inscape (8 commercials), Welsh Development Agency (5 ads), Talk Talk (3 ads) Many others.

TV Voice-overs

Epson Computers (2). Network Q \ Vauxhall Motors (3).


“You were amazing Luke. You absolutely got exactly what we hoping to achieve”
Ali Clarke, Producer ASN (Studio of Fools for 4 on Demand)

“The galloping improviser, Luke Sorba is hot!”
3RRR (Melbourne Radio)


Richard Hammond’s Secret Service 2013

Polytickles 2014

Unmute 2021