Would you leave a successful corporate career to try and make people laugh for a living?
Multi-award-winning comedian John Bishop did after moonlighting from his high powered marketing job in the pharmaceutical industry. He made a hugely successful debut at the 2007 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and launches the UK tour of his new show 'Stick Your Job Up Your Arse.'
He comes to Swindon on 7 June after he finishes filming on his first feature film 'Whores With Guns' which is programmed for release later in 2008.
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John Bishop has been performing stand-up since November 2000 and is currently one of the comedy circuits most popular headliners. He has appeared in 'Four At The Store' and wrote and performed the critically acclaimed play, 'Happy Families' (both for Radio 4).
He has featured in numerous Television shows including the 'Comedy Store' Series 4 and 6 (Paramount), 'Celebrity Poker' (Challenge TV), 'Blame Game' (BBC Ulster), 'Liffy Laffs', 'The Panel' (both for RTE Ireland), 'Soccer Night' (Granada), 'How To Survive' (BBC 3), 'That's Entertainment' (Granada), 'My God I Am Turning Into My Dad' (Bravo) and 'Brain Candy' (BBC3).
John hosts his own show, The Bishop's Sunday Service, on Radio City 96.7 in Liverpool and also has a regular blog on the Liverpool FC website. www.johnbishoponline.com
You can see John Bishop performing live at the Swindon Arts Centre on Saturday 7th June at 8pm.
To book your ticket call the box office on 01793 614837 or see www.swindon.gov.uk/artsandculture/artscentre
"A FEELGOOD, POST FULL MONTY BRITISH FILM WAITING TO HAPPEN, BISHOP IS A BORN STORYTELLER, PHARMACEUTICAL MARKETING'S LOSS IS COMEDY'S GAIN" Independent on Sunday