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Des Bishop Mia Mamma (CANCELLED) (Ireland,United States)

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Des Bishop Mia Mamma (CANCELLED) (Ireland,USA)

Des Bishop has unfortunately had to cancel his Melbourne International Comedy Festival run.

From Des:  “Hi everyone. Des here. I’m really sorry I have to cancel my trip to Melbourne because I broke my leg and ruptured my ACL skiing in Aspen. This is probably the least sympathy inspiring sentence I have ever written. I’m so sorry. I have to get knee reconstruction surgery the first week of March and they have advised me that the trip to the Festival will not be a good idea for the rehab from surgery. I’m heartbroken. I hope you all understand. I’ll see you in 2025.”

 

 

 

I am often asked “where do you get your material from?” The truth is really that I try to see the funny in everything. My mother died in March 2019 and of course it was sad and grief can be tough sometimes, but I saw a lot of funny in that too. Since death comes to us all and grief is something most of us will experience I thought there must be plenty of people who would like that funny to be shared. Also I did a show about my Dad being sick back in 2010 and I couldn’t face my mother in the afterlife because I know her first question would be “your Father got a show, how come I didn’t get one?”

I think it’s tougher to lose your mum. My Dad was best supporting actor. My mother was the actress in a leading role. You are never ready when the star of the show dies. So this is a show about my mother. It’s a show about motherhood and sacrifice, anxiety and grief, the mistakes you make as a mother and a son and the hard road to forgiveness and finally it’s about loss, grief and the chaos that surrounds it.

Where do I get my material from?

Life and death!

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Suitable for audiences 15+
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