ONE of the country's most popular comedians will bring his hotly-anticipated new show to Colchester later this month.

Scouse superstar John Bishop will be performing Right Here, Right Now at Charter Hall.

Right Here, Right Now is John's eighth stand up show.

The Liverpudlian is one of Britain's most successful stand ups and also won praise for his entertainment and documentary filmmaking including The John Bishop Show and John Bishop's Britain.

The tour kicked off in September 2021 and will visit major theatres and arenas around the UK and Ireland before culminating at The O2 in London in April next year.

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He said: “Laughter is so important, and there's not been enough of it. I won’t say there is an impending mental health crisis or anything like that. But we all know that we've got to flush out more of the consequences of what's been going on.

“One of the things we have to deal with is the fact that as human beings we have lost the art of normal interaction.

"My wife Melanie and I managed to get away on holiday to Mallorca recently. On the fourth day, she said to me, ‘this is ridiculous. Just look at you. You've lost the ability to eat in public. You've got food all over your face. For two years you've been able to shovel it in without anyone being there.’

"I sensed that as well at the few gigs that I have done. People reconnected to a memory that they could sit next to someone they didn't know without social distancing or face masks or sanitising. That’s a big step for people to take now.”

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John admits he will be touching on the topic of Covid but it won’t be dominating the show.

He added: ““It’s got to be mentioned because it's a universal experience. Like anything else that you've all been through, you've got to acknowledge it.

“I’ll be talking about the experience of being at home and realising stuff about yourself. You’ve got to start being honest with yourself and admit, 'I'm probably never going to learn the piano because I had loads of time lately, and I still haven't done it. Maybe I shouldn’t have bought that piano!'"

The show takes place on Tuesday, October 19. To get tickets visit