Des Bishop at The Twisted Pepper

On Saturday night last I had the pleasure of attending a warm up show for Des Bishop‘s appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

The gig took place upstairs in The Twisted Pepper in Abbey St, Dublin, a nice little room, cosy, and intimate for an audience of about 50 people. As it was Saturday night too, everyone was ready for a laugh.

I’m not going to gove away any of Des’ jokes from his show, ‘My Dad was nearly James Bond’, that wouldn’t be fair. What I will say is that Des takes the topic of cancer and somehow manages to make us laugh, despite the subject matter.

The show is funny, nostalgic and what I loved about the warmup was, occasionally Des let his onstage guard down to show a softer human side, something we often forget about these funnyguys.

Des gave away tickets for the event on Twitter (where I got them) and on Facebook. A great way to get ready for Edinburgh and in these broke times, a free night out. Tickets for a full Irish tour are on sale now.. go see it.

Thanks Des, best of luck in Edinburgh.