Des Bishop

“Edgy material snappy never sappy Bishop has judged this one beautifully.”
– The Age

MELBOURNE, AU (December 7, 2018) – Native New Yorker and one of Ireland’s most loved comedians, DES BISHOP returns to Australia in 2019 with a brand-new hour of standup.

Bishop’s new show, THE COMMENTS SECTION, will see him follow up a blistering festival season this year, with seasons at both the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Sydney Comedy Festival in March and April, 2019.

Tickets for all shows are now on sale. For complete tour and ticketing details, visit:

The Comments Section is trademark rapid-fire, big thinking Bishop. Des tries to be a good person, but it’s so difficult to know if you’re doing the right thing these days. Is it ok to have strong opinions about sex being a cis, white, male? Is he woke, conformist or both? Pineapple on pizza - right or not?

Having moved from Queens to Ireland as a teenager, Des became hugely popular in Ireland where his incisive, irreverent and critical comedy has seen him carve out a highly successful career as both a comic and TV documentary maker and presenter. He has several acclaimed television series under his belt, including RTE’s The Des Bishop Work Experience (2004), Joy in the Hood (2006) and the award-winning comedy documentary series, In the Name of the Fada (2008). In 2011, RTE broadcast the critically acclaimed documentary he made with his terminally ill father, My Dad Was Nearly James Bond.

Bishop’s 2015 stand up show Made in China received critical acclaim in Ireland, US, UK and Australia and followed the huge success of his six-part RTE series, Breaking China which has aired several times on SBS Viceland in Australia. In 2017 he competed in the first ever season of Dancing With The Stars in Ireland, and debuted his most recent RTE show, a late-night news-driven chat show, This Is Ireland with Des Bishop.

Unapologetic.  Charismatic. Clever. Don’t miss the razor-sharp Bishop in 2019.  



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