Comedian, TV presenter and actor John Bishop took a less travelled route into show business. Born and raised in Liverpool, the younger Bishop was a semi-professional footballer for Southport and Hyde United, following in the footsteps of older brother Eddie, who played professionally for Tranmere Rovers, Chester City and Crewe Alexandria.
In 2020, Bishop announced a series of warm-up shows previewing new material. These shows were rescheduled to September 2021. He also announced his eighth stand up show, Right Here Right Now, touring across the UK in 2021 and 2022.