John Bishop

John Bishop

Date of birth: 30-11-1966
John Bishop performed stand-up comedy for the first time in October 2000, and the following year made it to the final of all the major new act competitions, including So You Think You're Funny, the Daily Telegraph Open Mic Awards, the BBC New Comedy Awards and the City Life North West Comedian of The Year Award, which he won.

In 2002, he was named best newcomer by BBC Radio Merseyside, and in 2004 he won the North West Comedy Award for best stand-up. And in 2009, he was nominated for the Ediburgh Comedy Award

His material is drawn from his life's experiences, from fatherhood to cycling around the world, to playing semi- professional football, to working as a nightclub doorman.

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Why did the chicken cross the road... and cause John Bishop to crash?

Comic's Land Rover smashed up

comedy John Bishop has revealed that he was in a road accident  while trying to avoid another vehicle that was swerving to bypass a 'big chicken’.

He tweeted a picture of his Land Rover Discovery in the verge with a smashed  windscreen, but said no one was hurt in the accident, which  happened in South Wales as he was driving to catch a ferry to Ireland.

Writing on Instagram last night, he told his 737,000 followers: ‘To avoid a car that was swerving to avoid a "big chicken" as I overtook I ended up like this.

‘Nobody was hurt thanks to @landrover_uk being brilliant and no oncoming traffic.

‘I missed my ferry but went on as a foot passenger on a later one thank to James and Tony from @dyfedpowyspolice.

‘Amazing how helpful people can be when you need them and thanks to the other drivers for staying including Andrew who I think sadly hit the "big chicken" anyway.'

The comic posed for a picture with police officers, and the force replied saying: ‘Hi John, pleased that you have arrived safe, take care!'


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Published: 21 Jul 2021

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