John Bishop (comedian)
name: John Bishop
birth name: John Joseph Bishop
birth place: Liverpool, England
medium: Stand-up, television, film, radio
A keen footballer, he played for non-league teams Hyde and Southport and worked as a salesman in the pharmaceutical industry prior to becoming a stand-up comedian. His television debut came on The Panel. He has subsequently appeared in the E4 teen drama Skins and in the Ken Loach film Route Irish in addition to his own shows John Bishop’s Britain and John Bishop’s Only Joking. He also had a regular Sunday slot on Liverpool radio station Radio City 96.7 called Bishop’s Sunday Service.