"The book came out in February and it’s called Dead People Suck. It’s about my dad. It’s a comedic memoir about my dad dying of cancer. It covers hospice care, things you want an old person to do before they die, how you want to prepare yourself for your parental death, and ultimately your status as a middle age orphan."
“You’re so great. Wow, you’re so talented.” And I’m like, there is no way they could hear it. They liked how I looked playing cello. … I was like, wow, this is so different than Boston, it’s like you don’t have to be really good to to impress people in LA, you just have to hold a cello.
"There’s always like some guy who’ll ask to be on the show, and I’m like, 'Uh, have you seen my show? Because your blowjob jokes aren’t going to work here.'"
"[The school shooting] was 40 years ago for me, and I can tell you that when things like that happen to you they never really leave you. You can patch it over, but it’s like patching up an old sofa: Occasionally the stuffing will continue to come out. That’s how I feel now, like the stuffing is coming out."
"I’ve taken my son to open mics and shows. We also sit around the dinner table and tell jokes. My kids are both very funny although my youngest is shaping up to be a wicked hack."
If tragedy plus time equals comedy, then between the culture shock of crossing the pond twice and a brush with cancer, you’d think that Bishop would have to wait a lifetime to make things funny. But he figured it all out pretty quickly.
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Bios & writeups pulled from various sources, including from the clubs & comics…