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Des Bishop

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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 RTÉ, 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 of his adopted hope in Ireland and the America he left behind make Des Bishop a ‘must-see’ for fans of unique, enquiring and entertaining comedy.
Des has released four stand-up DVDs including Des Bishop Live on DVD (2005) and Tongues (2008) which both secured positions in the top ten for the busy Christmas periods. He is releasing his fifth DVD Desfunctional this Christmas, which was recorded at the iconic Trad music venue in Galway, the Róisín Dubh. The DVD release follows a sell out international tour of his latest show which attracted rave reviews.

As organiser and resident MC of the International Comedy Club in Dublin, Des has gone onto perform at some of the World’s most prestigious comedy festivals including Aspen, Melbourne, Edinburgh, and Ireland’s own Kilkenny Cat Laughs Festival. In his ‘down time’ Des penned two stage plays in collaboration with Arthur Riordan.