Des Bishop is coming back to Oz with his brand new comedy show Egorithm, where his cut-throat delivery and exploration of issues and experiences combine into one hysterical night.
Well-known for his candid and critical wit, audiences are in for a treat as he explores male defensiveness around feminism, his time in China, men and sexual harassment.
“Audiences can expect a laugh, it’s not particularly themed or anything it’s just a number of funny bits about different things, from more serious topics like islamophobia and consent to more light-hearted topics like my experience of learning the Chinese language, Netflix and other things too,” Des said.
Des’ popularity grew in his hometown, Ireland were his acclaimed comedy shows enabled him to create a successful career as both a stand-up and TV documentary maker/presenter.
“The defining moment when I decided I wanted to be a comedian was when I started doing it. I guess subconsciously in the back of my mind, I knew I always wanted to be a comedian because I watched a lot of it, but initially someone put the idea into my head which pushed me to actually start doing it and in actually trying, it was pretty immediate that I knew it was the career for me,” Des said.
Des hopes the audience leaves his shows remembering his upbeat, clever comedy.
“I guess a lot of people would say I have a big performance, it’s not a laid-back style so most people will say I have big energy and I’m charismatic on stage. I think that’s the thing that people will remember,” Des concluded.
Apr 24-29. The Comedy Store, 122 Lang Rd, Moore Park, Sydney. Tickets: $39.90+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.comedystore.com.au
By Jade Morellini.