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Des Bishop - Made In China


Tue 28 Apr 2015, 7:00pm
Wed 29 Apr 2015, 7:00pm
Thu 30 Apr 2015, 7:00pm
Fri 1 May 2015, 7:00pm
Sat 2 May 2015, 7:00pm

Where: Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Dr, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Concession: $30.00
  • Adults: $33.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Elephant Publicity

In February 2013 American-born Irish-bred comedian Des Bishop went to China to try to learn enough Chinese to master a stand up gig.

What happened in the twelve months that followed is now Made in China, Bishop’s first Melbourne International Comedy Festival show in two years.

Never shy of a challenge, not only was it Bishop’s aim to perform stand-up comedy in Mandarin to a Chinese audience, now he wants to make the world laugh about what he’s learnt.

From searching for a girlfriend at a Beijing marriage market to working as a waiter in a Heilongjiang restaurant, Made in China is a fun journey through a country we all feel we need to know better. If China is poised to take over the world, we better learn to make them laugh!

Well known in Ireland for his entertainment documentaries on Irish TV Network RTÉ (his China excursion will air in 2014), Bishop has also been a Festival regular over the years. His restless imagination, insightful comic mind and the openness and honesty of his rapid-fire presenting style have been his catch cry.

Bishop moved from Queens, New York to Ireland as a 14 year old, commencing his stand up career in the late 1990’s. In addition to his documentaries (The Des Bishop Work Experience (2004), Joy in the Hood (2006) and In the Name of the Fada (2008)) and live shows, Bishop has released four stand up DVDs. He has appeared regularly on Network Ten’s annual fundraising Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala, and is a favourite of ABC1’s comedy panel show Spicks and Specks.

As part of the 2015 NZ International Comedy Festival in cahoots with Old Mout Cider, for some great laughs, grab your favourite people and join us from 24 April - 17 May.

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