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John Bishop Biography

Birth Name:
John Bishop
Birth Place:
Liverpool, England

Fast Facts

  • Has been a semi-professional soccer for Southport and Hyde United
  • Did not start his comedy career till the age of 34
  • First public appearance doing stand-up in 2000
  • Finalist in BBC television show So You Think You're Funny
  • Won City Life North West Comedian of The Year Award in 2000
  • Appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2003 with show called 'Freefall'
  • Received an Edinburgh Comedy Award Nomination for his show Elvis Has Left The Building in 2009
  • Awarded with Best Male Comedy Breakthrough Artist 2010
  • Became a regular panelist on A League Of Their Own in 2010
  • Started his own television show John Bishop's Britain
  • Completed a 290 mile (470 km) triathlon from Paris to London for Sport Relief in 2012
  • Carried the Olympic torch through Jodrell Bank for the London Olympics, 2012
  • Was awarded an honourary fellowship at Liverpool John Moores University for his charitable and artistic work, 2014


  • Daniel Bishop -- Son
  • Joe Bishop -- Son
  • Luke Bishop -- Son
  • Melanie Bishop -- Wife