Des Bishop - My Dad Was Nearly James Bond (3 stars)

Largely funny, tender and acutely observed ode to late father

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This article is from 2011.

Des Bishop - My Dad Was Nearly James Bond

An ode to Bishop’s late father, Mike, this should leave the most emotional tough-nut shaken and stirred, as Des tells the story of his dad’s life, from stage actor, Ford model and ‘almost Bond’ to regular ‘Queens, New York’ dad. Walking the line between pathos and pity, this is largely funny, tender and acutely observed.

Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 14 Aug, 9.10pm, £14 (£12.50).

This article is from 2011.

Des Bishop - My Dad Was Nearly James Bond

  • 3 stars

Following a critically acclaimed run at last year's Festival and a succession of sold out venues all over Ireland, Des Bishop is back with his most interesting show yet. Motivated by his dad's terminal lung cancer diagnosis, Des holds up the real heroics of fatherhood against the ridiculous macho ideals everyday guys try…

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