Who is John Bishop and who is his son Joe? – The Sun | The Sun

Who is John Bishop and who is his son Joe? – The Sun | The Sun

COMEDIAN John Bishop is best known for his long TV career, most recently creating a documentary with his son Joe.

Let's a deeper look at the career of the Have I Got News For You and League Of Their Own panellist.

Who is John Bishop?

John Joseph Bishop was born on November 30, 1966, in Liverpool.

He is an English comedian, presenter and actor.

He is also a keen footballer and played for non-League teams Hyde and Southport. He's a proud supporter of Liverpool FC.

In May 2018, John revealed he is 'massively proud' of his gay son in his acceptance speech for the Celebrity Ally Award at the British LGBT Awards.

How did John Bishop become famous?

John worked as a pharmaceutical rep prior to becoming a stand-up comedian in 2000.

His television debut came on The Panel.

He then won the role of Rob Fitch in E4 teen drama Skins for seasons 3 to 4.

The comedian has had his own shows include John Bishop's Britain, John Bishop's Only Joking and The John Bishop Show.

He is also a regular panellist on Have I Got News For You and League of Their Own.

John Bishop: In Conversation With… is John's talk show, which has come back for a second series after premiering in September 2016.

Broadcast on W, the TV channel formerly known as Watch, the first set of episodes saw the comedian interview the likes of James Corden, Charlotte Church and Lenny Henry.

John has also starred as Dan Lewis in Doctor Who.

Executive Producer Chris Chibnall created the part of Dan with John Bishop in mind, but there was too big a scheduling conflict with the stars nationwide stand-up tour to allow him to say yes.

However, due to the pandemic, Bishops shows were placed on hold which allowed him to free up time and commit to the role.

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Is John Bishop married?

John is married to Melanie Bishop.

The pair split in 2000 for 18 months, which is when John started his comedy career.
The pair have three sons: Joe (born 1994), Luke (born 1996), and Daniel (born 1998).

John has a family home based in Northwich, Cheshire.

Who is Joe Bishop?

Joe Bishop is John's eldest son.

When he was 15 Joe was diagnosed with an autoimmune condition that has led to the deterioration of his hearing and progressive deafness.

The father and son duo have created a TV programme together where they try and learn more about the deaf community.

Joe learns to accept his condition while John sets himself the challenge to deliver a stand-up show to a deaf audience.

John & Joe Bishop: Life After Death will air on Thursday, September 22 at 9pm on ITV1.

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