FANS of John Bishop have the chance to see the comedy star in an intimate venue as part of a series of warm-ups for his new tour.

The Liverpudlian comic and former Royal Variety Performance host will be at the Parr Hall on November 24 in preparation for his eighth stand-up show. He is returning to the historic Palmyra Square after previously doing a warm up show in 2014.

John had a career in the medical industry before performing stand-up in Manchester for the first time in 2000.

The 53-year-old, known for his observational humour, went on to win awards around the north west and had major recognition in 2010 with the Best Male Comedy Breakthrough Artist accolade at the British Comedy Awards. Since then John has achieved huge success with his own shows and documentaries such as John Bishop’s Australia, John Bishop’s Britain and The John Bishop Show.

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Holly Jones, from Parr Hall, said: "Having sold out arenas across the nation, John Bishop has become a household name in comedy and his new show is shaping up to be his best yet."

John is also known for his charity work. Close to home he is a patron of Children's Adventure Farm Trust in Millington while his epic 290-mile triathlon from Paris to London in 2012 raised £4.2million for Sport Relief. More recently he hosted a comedy gig at the Royal Albert Hall in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust.

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