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John Bishop at the NIA

Solihull Editorial 10th Nov, 2014 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

FROM empty nest syndrome to coming to terms with the trappings of fame while at the airport – John Bishop’s Supersonic tour has it all covered.

The Liverpudlian’s latest set is rude but still exactly what audiences at the NIA expected when he took to the Birmingham stage over the weekend.

John, who prefers to tell hilarious anecdotes and observations about his life rather than jokes or routines, kept audiences engaged and on the edge of their seats for two hours on a Friday night – something he said he was pleased to be able to do as he knew about the stresses of everyday life.

The first half dealt with his feelings about married life now that his children were leaving home from arguments over holiday clothes to welcoming his son’s friends on holiday with him.

There was also a very funny re-enactment of his chat-up lines from the 80’s that featured a young lady from the audience in a bid to show younger members of the audience what life was like before Facebook and Twitter.

The second half covered more of his professional life and coming to terms with the trappings of fame.

This latest tour only further enhances his reputation as one of the best stand-ups in the UK and it even ended with a nerve-racking penalty shoot-out.

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