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Des Bishop – My Dad Was Nearly James Bond (Off The Kerb Productions)

By | Published on Friday 12 August 2011

Laughter is the best medicine and it certainly works here. Des Bishop delivers a fine-tuned insight into his childhood, his family and his father’s diagnosis with terminal lung cancer. Not a typical topic for a comedy show, but then this is no ordinary comedian. With a core message about family relationships and making each moment count, Bishop’s show is a charmingly funny tribute to his dad. Avoiding over-sentimentality, the comedian generates laughter from the topics of dodgy 80s fashion, the emotionless Irish and his father’s brief acting career. There is good reason why Des Bishop packs out a venue. With a grand finale that is far from shaken and stirred, this show will make you walk out smiling.

Pleasance Courtyard, 3 – 14 Aug, 9.10pm, £12.50 – £14.00, fpp66.
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