|Intro||German comedian and television presenter|
|Birth||21 March 1989, Bonn, Cologne Government Region, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany|
Lucas Edward Britton "Luke" Mockridge (born 21 March 1989) is a Canadian-Italian comedian and television presenter living in Germany.
Upon completing his school finals (German: "Abitur"), Mockridge undertook a university programme in media and communications science in Canada, England and Germany, from which he obtained a bachelor's degree in 2012. During his studies in Canada, Mockridge made an appearance in the High School Musical Stage Programme as Chad.
Since 2012, Mockridge has been touring through Germany with the solo show I'm Lucky, I'm Luke!. In German national television, he has made regular appearances at NightWash, Quatsch Comedy Club, TV total, RTL Comedy Grand Prix, and Fun(k)haus. Mockridge is the host of 1LIVE Hörsaal-Comedy and works as author of Switch reloaded. In September 2013, he launched his own comedy show on KiKa and ZDF called Occupy School.
Since 26 September 2013, Mockridge took over the role as presenter at NightWash. Prior to this time, he had been employed by NightWash as intern and author. Moreover, Mockridge moderated before an audience of 7,000 people on 14 October 2013 the 1LIVE Comedynacht XXL in the sold-out Lanxess Arena in Cologne. During 2013, he also appeared for a period of time non-regularly at the YouTube channel Ponk.
In 2014, Mockridge launched the YouTube-Channel Snoozzze, together with German Youtubers Julian "Julez" Weißbach and Joyce Ilg. In January 2014, he travelled to New York with Stefan Raab and his show TV total and shot continuously for six days live for the Super Bowl XLVIII.
In 2015, Mockridge launched his own comedy show Luke! Die Woche und ich.
In 2016, it was announced that Mockridge would be a host on the Netflix reality show Ultimate Beastmaster.
Mockridge is son of the Canadian actor and comedian Bill Mockridge and the Italian actress and comedian Margie Kinsky. Mockridge was raised in Endenich and has two older and three younger brothers. His siblings are all involved in the show business, as directors, musicians, singers, actors, and models. One of his brothers is actor Jeremy Mockridge. Luke Mockridge lives in Cologne and plays guitar and piano, which he taught himself. His godfather was Dirk Bach.
In 2013, Mockridge was awarded by EMMA magazine Pascha des Monats for making so called "Herrenwitze" (nearest equivalent: "sexist jokes") during a stand-up act. Allegedly making fun of his ex-girlfriend was used as the reason for the prize. The programme in which the act occurred, claims, however, that the jokes were taken out of context. In 2013, Mockridge was awarded the German Comedy Award as Best Newcomer.