Trading on the surprise success of his comedy club in Beijing, where he introduced Western-style stand-up for Chinese audiences, Ireland’s Irish-American comedian and television star Des Bishop returned to his native Flushing in the summer of 2015. What for? To start another improbably hilarious Chinese comedy experience on American soil.
Bishop’s monthly shows at the new Flushing Comedy Club — which resume in early 2016 — introduce American, Irish and Chinese audiences to a novel entertainment experience that mixes Dim Sum, comedy and a pre- or post-show massage. Bishop will alternate, on consecutive nights, between English-language comedy nights and all-Mandarin comedy nights, all featuring a rotating roster of American and Chinese comics from here and abroad. Headliners for the launch in September included Ronnie Chieng, new Daily Show correspondent, Tony Chou, (Bishop’s partner in the Beijing club), and revered cross-talker Da Shan.
Bishop continues to perform “Made in China,” his highly acclaimed solo show chronicling his exploits in China, around the world.