Native New Yorker, Des Bishop moved from Queens to Ireland in his mid-teens in 1990 and has since carved out a highly successful career as one of the most in-demand comics on Irish television. He is well known for his humorous and insightful entertainment documentaries made for the Irish broadcaster RTÉ – The Des Bishop Work Experience (2004), Joy in the Hood (2006), In the Name of the Fada (2008) and most recently the acclaimed 6-part series Des Bishop: Breaking China. For this series, he spent over a year in China learning Mandarin in order to perform stand-up comedy to Chinese audiences. His live stand up show Made In China, based on his experiences there had a sell-out run at Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival and London’s Soho Theatre.
Most recently he has starred in RTE1’s Dancing With The Stars and is touring his new show Egorithm.
‘Funny, erudite and effortlessly delivered.... hilariously funny’
‘One of the finest performers at this years festival. Fast paced and clever. A sure-fire winner’
The Sunday Age
‘Witty and relatable... a guaranteed laugh for almost any age’
Arts Award Voice
‘Searingly funny... first rate comedy that is well worth seeing’
Ed Fest Magazine
‘An ace writer and superb improviser’
‘Brilliant and very funny - and an hour in the company of Des Bishop passes all too quickly’