Des Bishop: Breaking China

April 2017

Season 1 Episode 3

Expired 4.0 56 x
It’s five months into Des' Chinese adventure and he journeys up to the north of the country to take up a summer job in a family run restaurant where food gives the language a whole new meaning.

S1 Ep2

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In order to keep his wits sharp, Des sets up a comedy club in downtown Beijing. His brother Aidan pays a welcome visit and performs on the opening night. Everything is going well right up to the point where Des finds himself overpowered by grandmothers at a marriage market. (S.1 Ep.2) (From Ireland, in English & Mandarin) ...

S1 Ep1

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This six-part series follows the adventure of Irish-American writer and comedian Des Bishop as he moves to China for a year in order to learn Mandarin and eventually attempt to perform a one-man stand-up comedy show for a Chinese audience. Des moves in with a Beijing family, enrols in college and begins his quest to conque...
August 2016

S1 Ep6

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It’s the final episode in the series and time is up. Des has to walk out into the spotlight and perform a stand-up comedy show - in Chinese. Along the way he swoons a dozen beautiful contestants on a TV dating show. (S.1 Ep.6) (Final) (From Ireland, in English & Mandarin) (Documentary Series) (Class. tba)

S1 Ep5

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With Des' deadline to perform a stand-up comedy show in Chinese is getting close he joins forces with a local amateur comedy troupe to establish a western style stand up scene in Beijing. (S.1 Ep.5) (From Ireland, in English & Mandarin) (Documentary Series) (Class. tba)
July 2016

S1 Ep4

Expired 3.0 26 x
Des and his friend Leo head off on a tour around China in search of the strange and unusual customs and cultures that make this amazing country so unique. (S.1 Ep.4) (From Ireland, in English & Mandarin) (Class. tba)