1% Extra Newsletter 18-11-22

The 1% Podcast – Des Bishop

Our latest guest is Irish/American comedian Des Bishop. Des’s TV series ‘The Des Bishop Work Experience’ (2004) became one of the most talked-about of the year, and propelled him into national stardom. His standup career has similarly thrived. We speak about those who inspired and supported him, how he goes about writing jokes, handling hecklers, learning languages and facing life’s ups and downs.

Gaining confidence and controlling the room

“It just takes time to learn. We can’t be good at tennis without picking up a racket”, Des talks about what it takes to master the art of live performance.

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Moving from New York to Ireland solo at 14

Des reveals the real reason he was sent from his home in New York to boarding school in Ireland at 14 and the positive impact it had on his life and career.

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UCC, Cork and Des’s first standup gig

The Dramatic Society in UCC gave Des the opportunity to build his confidence on stage which thankfully helped control his nerves at his first standup gig.

2 mins

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Insight of the Week

“My favourite words are possibilities, opportunities and curiosity. I think if you are curious, you create opportunities, and then if you open the doors, you create possibilities”

Mario Testino

Embracing failure
by Shay Dalton

“Many know this but may not want to hear it. The concept may be anathema to your sense of being and thinking, and you may not even be willing to process the possibility in your workplace. Nevertheless, let’s talk about it. No matter how cautious, discerning, motivated, prepared, and skilled you are—failure is inevitable. So why does it happen, and why are we afraid of it?” 

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