John Bishop is to present a brand new Saturday night ITV comedy show, The John Bishop Show, which will be co-produced by So Television and Lola TV.
The comedy superstar and actor, currently on a huge arena tour with his new stand-up show Right Here Right Now and soon to star in Doctor Who, is getting ready to bring his all-round comedic brilliance to ITV for six weeks.
Every week John will be doing his trademark everyman stand-up and shooting the breeze with some very special celebrity guests. Star interviewees will include the hottest names in film, TV, sport, music and more in front of a live studio audience.
John will also be checking the global comedy pulse with a team of stand-ups from all over the world.
An award-winning comic, with multiple sell-out tours, John’s a favourite fixture on screens with credits including factual series John Bishop’s Great Whale Rescue and John Bishop’s Ireland, hit drama series Fearless, host of iconic The Royal Variety Performance, starring as a guest panellist on entertainment smash The Masked Dancer and more.
“We’ve been discussing making a Saturday night show for ITV for a while and I am so glad that we are finally going to be doing it. We want it to be up to date and topical, whilst also fitting the energy and fun that Saturday nights on ITV is known for.”
ITV Head of Entertainment, Katie Rawcliffe said:
“The John Bishop Show is the perfect Saturday night fix; celebrity tales, hilarious stand-up comedy and showcasing new global talent. John’s charismatic on-air style will delight viewers and guests alike.”