Dermot Nicholas writes:
World citizen of the week [Des Bishop] in Amsterdam’s Het Parool
Openly trilingual comic Des Bishop on a dating show from China’s Jiangsu TV.
Needs more Ray Foley.
[From top: Des Bishop and his Chinese friend Leo in Des’ new documentary series Des Bishop: Breaking China, and Des, Leo and another Chinese friend in Des’ Work Experience documentary series from 2003]
Des Bishop’s six-part series, called Des Bishop: Breaking China, started on RTÉ One last night. In it, Des moves to China for a year and enrols in college to learn Mandarin.
He also reunites with his Chinese friend Leo, whom he worked with in Abrakebabra in Waterford for his Work Experience documentary series, during which he lived on the minimum wage in 2003.
Leo went on to work with Des in The International Bar comedy club in Dublin but moved back to China a few years ago because of the recession.
On last night’s show, Des asks Leo to help him start up a comedy club in Beijing.
Fair play, in fairness
Watch back here
Des Bishop raps in a straight line ahead of Ireland ‘n’ booze documentary Under the Influence on RTÉ One at 10.15pm on Thursday.
We’re getting the cans in.
Thanks Anne Louise Foley