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
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. Bishop has gone on to sell-out tours and is one of the most popular comedians currently working today.