John Bishop: Stick Your Job Up Your Arse: Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh, 2007
Jason Byrne’s Telly Idea which May Also Work on the Radio Show: Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, 2007
The Edinburgh Comedy Awards Show: Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, 2009
John Bishop: Sunshine: E4 Udderbelly McEwans Hall, Edinburgh, 2010
Always Be Comedy Online: An Evening With John Bishop: Online, 2021
Edinburgh Comedy All Stars: Underbelly, George Square, Edinburgh, 2022
Always Be Comedy Christmas Show: The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2022
When I was at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2007, I went to see Northern comic and favourite Justin Moorhouse at the Pleasance Courtyard. As Moorhouse was finished his show, he recommended a show that was on next door. I had nothing booked so I went to see John Bishop play to an audience of seven.
Three years later in 2010 after his career had skyrocketed, I saw him again at the Fringe where Bishop performed his solo show Sunshine in a much bigger venue. After becoming very famous, he had lost none of his Liverpool everyman appeal on the audience and the show was upbeat and straightforward.
I watched An Evening with John Bishop for Always Be Comedy Online where he chatted to compere James Gill about his successful comedy career.
The comedian topped the bill at Edinburgh Comedy All Stars for the Edinburgh Fringe in August 2022 where he performed a ten-minute routine with sign-language which he was practising for a future gig.
Bishop headlined the Always Be Comedy Christmas Show in December 2022. Talking about his experiences of appearing in pantomime that year with Ian McKellen in Mother Goose, his TV work and tour, his stories easily related to the audience who were delighted to see him, and he was extremely funny. I finally got to meet him after the show and he told me that I was more popular than the compere!
Bishop has achieved sell-out tours and is one of the most popular comedians currently working today.