He quit the day job (working for a pharmaceuticals company) and threw himself into a career in comedy.
Within just three years, Bishop was playing an endless cycle of sold-out arenas and had become a household name and a regular fixture on prime-time TV. It’s a pretty amazing story, and one which the Liverpudlian comic recently chronicled in his autobiography, How Did This All Happen?
Drawing on tales from his working class roots and humdrum marital woes (he was reunited with his wife a few years after their split), Bishop is known for his winning, everyman style – even now he’s a bonafide A-lister – as well as his risqué gags.
He’s stopping by in Cambridge on 25 September to try out new material ahead of his autumn UK arena shows. Tickets are £22.50; 8pm start.