John Joseph Bishop (born November 30, 1966) is an English comedian. His television debut came on The Panel. As an actor, he has appeared in the E4 teen drama Skins as Mr Fitch, father of twins, Katie and Emily and in the Ken Loach film Route Irish. He also had a regular Sunday slot on Liverpool radio station Radio City 96.7 called Bishop's Sunday Service. John Bishop performed stand-up comedy for the first time in Manchester in October 2000, and the following year made it to the final of all the major new act competitions, including So You Think You're Funny, the Daily Telegraph Open Mic Awards, the BBC New Comedy Awards and the City Life North West Comedian of The Year Award, which he won.
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