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30th October

John Bishop

Sligo Live Festival presents John Bishop on Monday 30th Oct 2023 in the Knocknarea Arena, ATU Sligo. Tickets €38 + s.c. (reserved seating)

John Bishop is one the UK’s biggest names in comedy. Within three years of his first ever gig, John was playing sold-out arena audiences across the country, and released the fastest selling stand-up DVD in UK history.

TV work includes John’s one-off special for Sport Relief, ‘John Bishop’s Week Of Hell’ (BBC1), a stint as team captain on ‘A League of their Own’ (Sky1), and his guest appearances on ‘Live at the Apollo’ (BBC1). 

Adding another string to his bow as a dramatic actor, John worked with director Ken Loach in thriller ‘Route Irish’ and Jimmy McGovern’s critically acclaimed ‘Accused’.

John has performed numerous sell out stand-up UK arena tours. His first was and ‘Elvis Has Left The Building’ show in 2010, followed by the ‘Sunshine Tour’ in 2011. John’s 2012 ‘Rollercoaster’ was another sell out and received huge critical acclaim. His 2015 tour, ‘Supersonic’, was watched by more than 500,000 people. This show was subsequently recorded for DVD release at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

October 2021 saw John join the cast of the thirteenth series of Doctor Who which aired on BBC One. John played a played a companion called Dan. Following the series, he also then starred in the Easter special which aired April 2022.

In September 2021, John returned to the live stage, taking his brand-new stand-up show ‘Right Here, Right Now’ on a huge tour across the UK and Ireland, at major theatres and arenas playing more than 130 shows.

In January 2022, John launched his own chat show on ITV, ‘The John Bishop Show’. Guests included guests such as Courteney CoxJames NesbittRob Brydon, Hugh BonnevilleSarah MillicanMichelle KeeganBill Bailey, and Jason Manford

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