Comic John Bishop is set to swoop into Birmingham on his latest comedy caper.
After taking eighteen months off to write his autobiography John is limbering up for his next arena mission, and will be zooming into Birmingham NIA on November 7 and 8, 2014.
John said he was delighted to be getting his stage suit out of the wardrobe again after months wearing out quill after quill putting together his autobiography.
He added: “Stand up is the reason my career is what it is today and I’ve had time to reflect on that this past year. I love the immediacy of stand up and I feel a real closeness to my audience while on stage. I love nothing more than giving them a laugh and I can’t wait to get back out on the road.
"My family also can’t wait as I am driving them all mad at home now that I’ve written my book.”
Last year John performed to 500,000 people in his sell-out Rollercoaster tour.
With its massive helter skelter set and surprise finale the DVD of that show went on to top the charts.
However, before the tour takes off John appointment with Her Majesty when he hosts the Royal Variety Show before Christmas and hosts his own TV Special on Boxing Day.
Before this John starred in ‘John Bishop’s Britain’ (BBC1) and ‘John Bishop’s Only Joking’ (Sky1).
He cycled, rowed and ran from Paris to London in his one-off special for Sport Relief ‘John Bishop’s Week of Hell’ (BBC1), and has been a regular on Sky One’s ‘A League of their Own’ as well as hosting 'Live at the Apollo’.
He also created, wrote and starred in Panto! which aired on ITV1, Christmas 2012. Shortly before this, John took the reins as director and star of his own comedy drama as part of Sky One’s Little Cracker season.
Adding another string to his bow, John has also worked as an actor under the direction of Ken Loach in ‘Route Irish’ and the critically acclaimed Jimmy McGovern’s series 'Accused’.
Tickets for the NIA dates are priced at £34.20 (includes admin fee & £0.70 renovation levy) + £2.50 fulfilment fee.
They will be on sale from 9am on Thursday, October 24, 2013, and are available from www.theticketfactory.com or 0844 338 8000