Des Bishop at the Arts Centre this St. Patrick’s Night!

Two years later than originally planned, comedian Des Bishop’s returns to Roscommon Arts Centre with his latest show Mia Mamma on St. Patrick’s night, Thursday, March 17th at 8 pm. The show is about motherhood and sacrifice, anxiety and grief, the mistakes you make as a mother and a son and the hard road to forgiveness. In a tribute to his late mother who passed away in March 2019, Des puts a comic spin on loss, grief and the chaos that surrounds it.

  Native New Yorker, Des moved from Queens to Ireland in his mid-teens in 1990. He first came to prominence with his extraordinary TV series The Des Bishop Work Experience (2004), where he lived on minimum wage in a series of different jobs in Ireland. Mixing this documentary footage with stand-up, the series propelled Des into national stardom. In 2006, he created Joy In The Hood, where he taught stand-up comedy in disadvantaged areas in four major Irish cities.

  Des also decided to learn Irish from scratch and perform a 60 minute stand-up comedy routine in the Irish language. Over the course of 12 months, he lived with a family in the West Of Ireland honing his craft and in March 2008, the first episode of In The Name Of The Fada was broadcast.

  Des has appeared on many live stand up shows including Edinburgh Comedy Festival Live (BBC), Live at the Comedy Store (Comedy Central) and he was also the star of HBO’s ‘A Comic’s Climb’. The openness and honesty of his presenting style combined with his restless imagination and perceptive comic observations make Des Bishop a must-see for fans of unique, insightful and provocative comedy.

  Described as “Funny, erudite and effortlessly delivered” (The Scotsman, UK), catch one of Ireland’s best comedians at Roscommon Arts Centre on Thursday, March 17th.

  Tickets are €26, on sale now from box office on 090-6625824 or