Combining his love of hip hop, beatboxing, audience participation, and a newfound passion for drumming, the Queens native, bred in Dublin, has fun playing with words in this brand new show. ***** (Guardian).
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Des Bishop likes to bang and he's not afraid to show it. Combining his love of hip hop, beatboxing, audience participation and a newfound passion for drumming, the Queens native, bred in Dublin, is back in Edinburgh this August to have fun with wordplay in this brand new show.
Following critical acclaim across the board the previous two years for performances of his highly commended show, My Dad Was Nearly James Bond, Des Bishop is returning to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to debut his hotly anticipated new show, Des Bishop Likes to Bang. Catch Des nightly throughout the Fringe at Venue 2 at 9:00pm (excluding Monday 13th and Monday 20th August).
Star of RTE's award-winning documentary series In The Name Of The Fada, Des has won countless international praise for his personal, knuckle-biting recount of an issue close to everyone's heart. A memoir to his late father in the show My Dad Was Nearly James Bond won critical acclaim across the board at the 2010 and 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festivals. Following the success of the show, Des has since released a book under the same name.
As a native New Yorker, Des Bishop moved from Queens to Ireland in his mid-teens in 1990. He has since carved out a highly successful career in stand-up comedy and is one of the most in-demand comics on Irish television; having had three acclaimed television series on RTE. He has released four stand-up DVDs including Des Bishop Live (2005), Tongues (2008) and Desfunctional (2009); all reaching top ten in the DVD charts.
The openness and honesty of his presenting style combined with his restless imagination and insightful comic observations make Des Bishop a "must-see" for fans of unique, enquiring and entertaining comedy.
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