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Bishop’s sermon is the gospel of pure comedy

August 26, 2009

RUNCORN-raised comedian John Bishop has been nominated for the Edinburgh Fringe’s premier prize – the Eddies, awarded for the best stand-up at the festival.
It’s clear that good things really happen to good people.
The nomination of Bish, as he is affectionately known to all who know him, is a great achievement for a man who is, according to fellow Liverpool comedian Keith Carter, ‘the closest thing to a stand-up in the purest possible sense.’
Bish, and perhaps the nomination of Russell Kane this year, represent a return to acknowledging pure stand-ups, people with a set of stories and gags to tell rather than ‘concept’ shows.
Bish of course has pulled together a ‘concept’ for Edinburgh, but what will shine through is an inate ability to not only see the humour in almost any situation, but to deliver it superbly. He has the best timing in the business.
Bishop has also one of the best comic brains working in Britain today and has an ability to improvise and fly off the top of his head which brings to mind Robin Williams and Paul Merton at their best.

And warmth is the key to Bish, there’s no harshness. He is frequently, apparently, left confused by modern life and in particular parenting, but what always comes from watching him is a sore gut from laughter-induced hyperventilation and the great positivity that there’s a laugh to be had from any situation.
Go ‘ead lad, hope you win it because it has been a long time coming.

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  1. August 27, 2009 12:55 am

    Yeah Bishop definetly deserves an accolade, his sets on the comedy store have always had me in stitches.

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