Comedian Des Bishop admits he feels ‘guilty’ for being hit with Covid as Irish friends ‘frustration’ wait
COMEDIAN Des Bishop has admitted he feels “guilty” for receiving his Covid-19 jab as his Irish friends wait in “frustration” for him.
Des, 45, said he felt “out of touch” with Ireland because he had had a “very different Covid experience”.
Speaking on his podcast, Des said how “frustrating” it is that Ireland’s coronavirus vaccination program is so much slower than that of the United States.
The comedian said US health teams are now “begging” a reluctant population to take his beating.
He said: ‘I feel a little out of touch with Ireland, I had a very different Covid experience, we didn’t have that second depression that you had.
âI received a second dose since March 19 and now here they beg people to come and get vaccinated, they are begging!
âThey’re opening it up to teenagers just to get the bloody vaccine in their arms.
âFortunately it’s picking up (in Ireland) but I can’t imagine the frustration.
âI actually feel guilty when I talk to some of my friends, they get frustrated in Ireland.
“This is actually the first time since I moved to Ireland in 1990 that I felt different, like I didn’t understand it, I felt guilty that I didn’t suffer with you.”
Des has revealed that he hopes to visit Ireland in August and put on comedy shows.
He said: âLooks like we’re going to delay Mia Mamma until 2022.
“But what I was saying to Christina is that I want to go back [to Ireland] in the fall, even if these are only socially distanced shows.
âI want to come back in the fall to do a new show like Des Bishop Unmasked, or something like that, I want to do post Covid material.
âBut I’m still waiting, we still don’t know what Ireland will do but the minute we know I will try to come back.
“But I’m also going to be touring with Hannah but I want to make sure I go back to Ireland.”
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Des recently shared sweet snaps with her late mother Eileen and said he misses her.
Eileen died in March 2019 at the age of 77, after years of ill health.
The Irish American comics recalled a time when he passed out drunk on the kitchen table at the age of 14.