He may be flying high as one of the nation’s favourite comedians, but John Bishop’s keeping his feet firmly on the ground - as his latest tour returns to Blackpool for a second time.
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The Liverpudlian comic is back at the Opera House with Winging It on Sunday and talks about how ‘normal’ his life still is despite the fame.
“I got on a flight and was sat next to an older woman and her husband had the window seat,” he said.
“‘I thought you would be on a private jet,’ she said and I just laughed and said, ‘they all get there just as quick’. She smiled and said, ‘I knew it would be something like that, he said you were just tight.’
“But I still get the Tube in London and I still have the same season ticket at Anfield that I’ve had for years.
“There are only so many things in my life that have changed.
“There’s not a lot in my life that I’m unhappy with.
“People think there is a planet called ‘Celebrity’, where everyone has a tan and white teeth, but I don’t live there!”
Despite all that, he says: “Whatever life I had in the past, I’m now officially in showbiz.
“I will retire from showbiz, or it will retire me.”
The show has three themes; turning 50, parenthood when your children have flown the nest and mortality - ‘a thing you think about when you know you have already passed half way in your life.’