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John Bishop’s Ireland commissioned by ITV

The four-part series has been announced today.

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New four-part series John Bishop‘s Ireland has been commissioned by ITV.

Produced by Lola Entertainment, Twofour and Moondog Productions, the new series will consist of four 30-minute episodes.

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.

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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 was commissioned by Head of ITV Entertainment Commissioning, Siobhan Greene and Commissioning Editor for ITV Entertainment, Ben Kelly.

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