2 August 2008

John Bishop - Cultural Ambassador

John is a Scouse comic who my brother raved about last year. He has an excellent story-telling ability and some very good gags (including a strong one about Ringo Starr). Whilst this year's show is titled around Liverpool being the Capital of Culture for 2008, however it is really about his dream (to play for Liverpool FC), what it was like for him growing up and how that relates to his three lads and their dreams. There is no re-admittance during this show as it all builds to a climatic video that is both moving and hilarious.

8 out of 10 and warmly recommended - 9 out of 10 if you have any connection to Liverpool!