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.
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.