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John Bishop

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John Bishop performed stand-up comedy for the first time in October 2000, and the following year made it to the final of all the major new act competitions, including So You Think You’re Funny, the Daily Telegraph Open Mic Awards, the BBC New Comedy Awards and the City Life North West Comedian of The Year Award, which he won. It has been said that he looks like footballer Jamie Carragher.

In 2002, he was named best newcomer by BBC Radio Merseyside, and in 2004 he won the North West Comedy Award for best stand-up. In 2009, he appeared as the first act on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow in Manchester. That year he appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where his show Elvis Has Left the Building was nominated for an Eddie (Edinburgh Comedy Award.)

He has appeared three times on 5 Live’s quiz show Fighting Talk and using his great charm, wit and sophistication claimed a hat trick of victories, much to Colin Murray’s (Host) dismay.

His material is drawn from his life’s experiences, from fatherhood to cycling around the world, to playing semi- professional football, to working as a nightclub doorman. In 2009 John had his first appearence on BBC’s Live at the Apollo (TV series) . His first Live DVD is coming out in November 2010.

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  • spondszbob

    omg he looks like Hugh Grant

    5 Jan 2012 Reply
  • jvaahtera

    There's also an earlier, a jazz guitarist, named John Bishop, who recorded at least two albums 1969, 1971) for Ray Charles' Tangerine label.

    3 Dec 2010 Reply

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