Des Bishop - Comedy
IRELAND'S FAVOURITE COMEDIAN
Ireland's favourite comedian Des Bishop brings a show to Red Bennies he hasn't written yet, to people who want to see him.
A show for him to test out all the new material he has been working on - too big in Ireland to perform at smaller venues. So…the lucky Red Bennies audience gets to hear his new material for the first time, ever!
It will be a special sneak-peak into what this master of comedy has to offer before he takes his material all around the world next year.
He will also be selling and signing copies of his new book "My Dad Was Nearly James Bond" for $30 on the night!
“Funny, erudite and effortlessly delivered” The Scotsman UK
“one of the finest performers at this year’s festival. Fast paced and
clever. A sure-fire winner” The Sunday Age, Melbourne
As a native New Yorker, Des Bishop moved from Queens to Ireland in his mid-teens in 1990. He has since carved out a highly successful career in stand up comedy in Ireland as well as having had three acclaimed television series on RTE, Ireland - The Des Bishop Work Experience (2004), Joy in the Hood (2006) and most recently, the award winning six episode comedy documentary series In the Name of the Fada (2008). The openness and honesty of his presenting style combined with his restless imagination and insightful comic observations make Des Bishop a "must-see" for fans of unique, enquiring and entertaining comedy.
Undoubtedly one of the most enigmatic forces on the international comedy circuit Des continues to travel the world over with his stand up shows. His most recent stand up show My Dad Was Nearly James Bond received its premiere at the 2010 Melbourne International Comedy Festival winning rave reviews and playing to packed audiences. Des has gone on to perform this confronting and personal show at the Montreal Just for Laughs, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival before embarking on a national tour of Ireland this winter.
Des has released four stand-up DVDs including Des Bishop Live on DVD (2005), Tongues (2008) and Desfunctional (2009) which all secured positions in the top ten for the busy Christmas periods. As organiser and resident MC of the International Comedy Club in Dublin, Des has also penned two stage plays in collaboration with Arthur Riordan.
"Edgy material snappy never sappy Bishop has judged this one beautifully" - The Age, Melbourne
Red Bennies offers a unique experience to your traditional seated show.
Short and sweet acts appear throughout the evening, complimenting the drinking hour and breaking up your club experience. Show structures and interval times may vary. Ticket price listed is for standing room only unless otherwise specified. Limited seating is available, please contact Red Bennies on 03 9826 2689 for all group, booth and seated bookings.
Notes: Show times are approximate. Most tickets are for General Admission / standing room only - if you wish to book a table or a booth, please call the Red Bennies office to make a reservation on (03) 9826 2689