Irish TV Star Des Bishop Brings Solo Show Made In China Off-Broadway

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Irish-American comedian and TV personality Des Bishop is set to return to his native New York with his acclaimed solo show, Made in China, which will play a limited engagement at the Barrow Street Theatre.

Made in China, which offers a hilarious and insightful look at Chinese culture "from the inside," was performed in front of sold-out audiences at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival where it received rave reviews. Performances Off-Broadway will run March 9-29.

In the show, Bishop recounts his real-life journey to China to learn mandarin and perform stand-up comedy infront of a Chinese audience. According to press notes, "In just eight months in 2013 not only did he succeed in learning a ridiculously tricky tongue, he landed a hosting job at a busy restaurant, started a comedy club, then looked for love in a Beijing trade fair for spouses before finding himself on a television dating show seen by over 40 million viewers."

Bishop's adventures were captured by Irish broadcaster RTE which aired the six-part reality series "Breaking China," starring the comedian.

Des Bishop is a performer who has featured regularly on Irish television in shows such as "Joy in the Hood" and the award-winning "In the Name of Fada."

Bishop's show will play in repertory with Every Brilliant Thing. Tickets are available by calling (212) 868 4444, or visiting smarttix.com. The Barrow Street Theatre is located at 27 Barrow Street, btw. Bleecker & 7th Aves., New York.

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