John Bishop is an artist who makes people skip a breath while laughing, the most talented comedian of all time. He was born on 30th November 1966, In Liverpool, England. He was a professional football player who played for Hyde FC and Southport FC. He was said to have an aggressive style of play.
He was also a pharmaceutical rep in the 1990s before starting his standup comedy journey. He was also known for his kindness and charity work that he did wholeheartedly.
Bishop’s Career Path
Bishop performed his 1st standup comedy act on October 2000 in Manchester. He was the finalist of So You Think You’re Funny? He made his TV debut on the series Panel 8 Out Of 10 Cats and appeared in the E4 drama series Skins. He was also seen live at Apollo for the BBC.
In the year, 2002 he was named the best newcomer by BBC Radio Merseyside, and in 2009 he appeared as the first act on Michael McIntyre’s comedy roadshow in Manchester, In the same year he appeared at Edinburgh Fringe Festival in his show Elvis Has Left The Building was nominated for “Eddie” (The Edinburgh Comedy Award).
In 2009 he was the Channel 4’s series Comedy Showcase and a contestant on Celebrity Mastermind. Also, he was in the BBC’s 3 sitcom Lunch Monkeys as fireman Terry. Later on, he appeared 5 times on 5 Live’s fighting talk quiz show and gained 4 victories in the same.
He often was asked about the inspiration behind his comedy and he used to respond to it as it was drawn from his different life experiences including his fatherhood, playing semi-professional football, cycling around the world, and working as a nightclub doorman.
In December 2009 Bishop started his own TV show on LFC TV called John Bishop Meets… where he interviewed all the former Liverpool football players. He was also a regular panelist on Sky 1 show, A League Of Their Own, a standup/sketch Show for BBC titled John Bishop’s Brain.
In July 2010 he became a runner-up in the second-ever game of How Many Peter Jones? on ITV’s James Cordon’s world cup live. He also was seen as a panelist on BBC programs Have I Got News For You, Would I Lie To You? and on QI. On October 2010 he guest-hosted an episode of Series 40 of Have I Got News For You.
He starred in the film Route Irish which was featured in his own TV series John Bishop’s Britain (2010 to 2011), John Bishop’s Only Joking (2013), and The John Bishop Shop (2015). He was seen then on Radio 4 at Act Your Age and Mock The Week on BBC.
He hosts Bishop’s Sunday Service on Radio city 96.7 in Liverpool. Also, he released his comedy DVDs named The Elvis Has Left the Building, Rollercoaster Tour Of 2012, and The Sunshine Tour.
Bishop disclosed on Friday Night With Jonathan Ross that he used to be a warm-up before his TV success for the same show. In 2013, Bishop wrote his autobiography How Did All This Happen? He also hosted the Royal Variety Performance with Prince Charles & Princess Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall in the audience at the London Palladium the same year.
His self-established company in 2003, Milo Properties showed assets amounting to 9,456,350 pounds as of August 2014. In January 2016 he took part in the BBC series stargazing live appearing from the European Astronaut Centre and following Tim Peake’s astronaut training program with a simulated spacewalk underwater.
In September 2020, Bishop and the writer, actor & director Tony Pitts launched their new podcast called Three Little Words. Also, he played a lead role as Dan Lewis in Series 13 of Doctor Who.
Wealth & Achievements Of Bishop
The net worth of John Bishop is said to be $20 Million. He has a lavish lifestyle according to the intel we discovered that he has invested massively in Real Estate and the Liverpool fan lives with his wife Melanie and three sons on a farm in the rural area of Cheshire in a mansion worth 2.25 Million Pounds. Also, he has a wide range of luxury cars.
In 2010, he won the British Comedy Award for Best Male Comedy Breakthrough Artist. He is ranked 10th on Forbes Top 10 Highest paid comedians lit where he earned 5.4 Million Pounds a year making him UK’s highest earning comedian.
The Charitable Celebrity
In 1992, he cycled from Sydney, Australia to Liverpool, England in order to raise an amount for NSPCC and he did raise a good amount of 30,000 Pounds. In the year 2012, Bishop took part in The Justice Collective for their cover of The Hollies Single “He ain’t heavy, He’s my brother” for charities in aid of Hillsborough disaster victims.
In the year 2014, he took part in a sports relief program as a team captain for the Clash Of Titans event and was competing against Sebastian Coe and his team. He raised around 4.2 Million Pounds for the sports relief program.
He was also awarded Celebrity Animal Champion Award for rescuing animals. He took part in Channel 4’s comedy gala a benefit show held in aid of Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital filmed live at the O2 Arena in London.
In 2012, he completed a 470 km triathlon from Paris to London in 5 days to raise money for the BBC Charity Sport Relief. His ‘week of hell’ started at Eiffel Tower on 27th February where he cycled for 298 km to Calais.
The next day he rowed across the English Channel as part of a team including Davina McCall, Denise Lewis, and Andrew Flintoff. Then he ran for 140 km from Dover to London in 3 days ending the race in Trafalgar Square on 2nd March.