- 13 Jan 23
Des Bishop reveals his greatest ambition, his concept of hell, his most desirable date, and more, as this month's Mad Hatter...
Who would be the last person you would invite to your birthday party?
Who would be the first person you would invite to your birthday party?
Persistence without expectation.
LCD Soundsystem’s Sound Of Silver.
100 Years Of Solitude.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
Love a latte in the morning and a Red Bull on night five in a row of shows.
Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Favourite TV personality?
Favourite item of clothing?
Most desirable date?
My wife (or Dua Lipa).
Favourite method of relaxation?
Floating in the ocean.
If you weren’t pursuing your present career, what other career might you have chosen?
Powder skiing in the alps.
Your concept of heaven?
Nothingness. But if we are talking imagination, then swimming in the ocean as the sun sets.
Your concept of hell?
The eternal sound of my brother eating Crunchy Nut Cornflakes.
What would be your dying words?
I love you all.
To squat with my heals touching the ground without holding onto something.
Period of history you’d most like to have lived in and why?
I think I would like to have been alive during the original Kingdom of Desmond, before the Anglo Normans came and messed it all up. I would probably end up hanging around with some distant cousins anyway.
If you weren’t a human being, which animal would you have chosen to be?
A dolphin. I try to be in the ocean as much as I can as it is.
If you were told that the world was ending tomorrow morning, how would you react/what would you do?
I would waste the day riddled with anxiety.
Your nominee for the world’s best-dressed person?
Favourite term of abuse?
Humanity’s most useful invention?
Humanity’s most useless invention?
• Des Bishop brings his new stand-up show Mia Mamma to 3Olympia Theatre on Friday 20 January, 2023.