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2entertain announce the release of the debut DVD from John Bishop


2entertain has announced that following his sell out UK tour, multi award-winning stand up comedian and star of his own BBC One series, John Bishop, will be releasing his debut DVD. Filmed at the Liverpool Empire, John Bishop Live sees the comedian performing the Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated show: Elvis has Left the Building.

John gave up his normal nine-to-five job in hope of pursuing a comic career, and found inspiration for his debut comedy shows in the form of his teenage sons.The result is his new DVD, packed with analysis of their blasé attitude to his chosen career, the changes that occur once your eldest son is big enough to size up to his Dad, as well as reflections on the peculiarities of 21st century family life.

As well as being able to re-live the live experience of John Bishop’s stand-up - or experience it for the first time - John Bishop Live on DVD and Blu-ray contains with exclusive extras which include: Porthcawl Elvis Festival Documentary, John Bishop and Liverpool FC; behind-the-scenes of John’s live show and 42 years of John vs. Elvis

John was back on the road with his new show Sunshine in October and stars in Ken Loach’s new feature film Route Irish. John Bishop’s Britain also aired on BBC One earlier in the year.

Other recent TV appearances include: Live at the Apollo (BBC One) – which achieved 7 million viewers: the show’s highest ever viewing figures, Have I Got News for You? (BBC One), A League of their Own (Sky One), Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (BBC One), Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow (BBC One), 8 out of 10 Cats (Channel 4), Mock The Week (BBC Two) and Skins (E4).

The new John Bishop DVD will be available on DVD, Blu-ray and on iTunes from 15th November 2010.

About 2entertain:
2 entertain is the largest UK-owned publisher of DVD and digital content exploiting TV content globally through DVD, Blu-ray and through digital formats including downloads and apps. 2 entertain includes Demon Music Group, the UK’s largest independent record company which produces CD, Music DVDs and digital downloads. In 2009/10 2 entertain returned profits of £38.2m.

2 entertain is a wholly owned subsidiary of BBC Worldwide, the main commercial arm of the BBC. The company exists to maximise the value of the BBC’s assets for the benefit of the licence fee payer and invests in public service programming in return for rights. 2 entertain is part of BBC Worldwide’s Home Entertainment division, one of the company’s six core businesses.

For more information please contact:
Flick Morris
The PR Office
720 Highgate Studios
53-79 Highgate Road
0207 284 6969


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