John Bishop’s Ireland


John Bishop’s Ireland is a brand new 4 x 30’ series, co-produced by Lola Entertainment, Twofour and Moondog Productions.

Ireland will always mean a huge amount to the comedian John Bishop.  It was whilst gigging the small clubs and bars there that he decided to quit his job in pharmaceuticals and give stand-up comedy a proper go – a decision that changed his life beyond recognition.

In this brand new series, John will embark on a once-in-a-lifetime, 600 mile road trip around the Emerald Isle, taking a deep dive into Irish culture. It’s a rollicking and hilarious voyage that will not only follow John discovering iconic sights and quirky customs, but will also see him perform his comedy along the way, from a small and cramped gig in a Limerick pub, through to the biggest stage in all of Ireland.

The show will capture every moment of his journey around this extraordinary and varied land, from long days on the road, to pre-gig jitters and his encounters with a colourful cast of larger-than-life locals.

John Bishop said: “Ireland holds a very special place in my heart and always has done, even before I started stand-up comedy. So to have the opportunity to travel around, meet local people, make them laugh and experience new things along the way has been a total joy.”

John Bishop’s Ireland is a Lola Entertainment,  Twofour and Moondog Productions co-production for ITV, commissioned by Head of ITV Entertainment Commissioning, Siobhan Greene and Commissioning Editor for ITV Entertainment, Ben Kelly.

Executive Producers for Lola Entertainment are John Bishop and Lisa Thomas. Executive Producers for Twofour are Mel Leach and Andrew Mackenzie and for Moondog Productions, Jackie Hamilton.

About Lola Entertainment:

Lola Entertainment is an award-winning television production company owned and run by joint managing directors, John Bishop and Lisa Thomas. Their programme making includes stand-up comedy, scripted comedy, drama, travelogues and factual entertainment.

About Twofour Group: 

Twofour Group is a family of award-winning companies producing and delivering world-class international TV. Working for broadcasters around the world, the Twofour Group spans drama, comedy, factual and entertainment.  Twofour Group is proud to be part of ITV Studios.

About Moondog Productions:

Moondog Productions is a comedy, entertainment and live event production company based in Belfast which is led by Managing Director, Jackie Hamilton.  Production credits include the news based comedy panel show The Blame Game for BBC1 Northern Ireland and the music based comedy Hey Ho Let’s Go! for RTE2.  Moondog Productions manages the weekly Empire Laughs Back Comedy Club in Belfast which celebrates its 27th anniversary in October.


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