John Bishop (3 stars)

This article is from 2009

John Bishop

Liverpool FC-loving dad prevaricates on age, fatherhood, pornography, playing a lesbian’s father in Skins, Elvis’ death, and (indulgently) his personal journey to Anfield. Broad, culturally conservative but funny, there’s nothing surprising here, but Bishop is a master of the familiar and familial anecdote.

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John Bishop: Winging It

Observational humour from the multi-award winning Liverpudlian stand-up.

John Bishop: Elvis Has Left the Building

  • 3 stars

John 'comic revolutionary' (Independent) is the age Elvis was when he died. Crisis? 'If you fail to laugh like a lunatic, check yourself into a mortuary; you are probably dead' (Metro).