Des Bishop (3 stars)

This article is from 2010.

Des Bishop

My Dad Was Nearly James Bond

Irish-American comic Bishop may be right when calls this ‘the most honest show at the Fringe’. His father’s recent terminal cancer diagnosis provides the launching-off point for a funny, insightful, and surprisingly tender journey through the life of his dad, a former bit part actor. The jokes don’t always come quite as thick and heavy as they should but the show’s riotous denouement is worth the entrance fee alone.

Assembly Rooms, 623 3030, until 29 Aug (not 23), 8.05pm, £12–£14 (£11–£13).

Des Bishop - My Dad Was Nearly James Bond

  • 3 stars

Before I was born, my father had another life as an actor with bit parts in 'Day of the Triffids' and 'Zulu'. His biggest claim to fame though was that he was close to getting the role of James Bond. George Lazenby got the part, and we never watched James Bond in our house as it reminded my father of his regrets about…

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