According to the Liverpudlian stand up comedian what you really need for a lasting relationship is a good bit of comedy, and to make a good bit of comedy you need to have had experience of a hardworking relationship.
Re-run last night on the BBC was John Bishop’s Britain, talking about love, marriage and relationships, and got me thinking , the random vox pops of celebs, cage fighters and kids gave a round-about review of how to make a relationship last a lifetime. According to the show, you need plenty of credit on your mobile, not act like an arrogant ass in front of the girlfriends/boyfriends parents and put a bit of thought into the first date.
Bishop shared his unique comedic take on issues surrounding all of us today and in this particular episode, shares his own experiences of a rocky relationship which left the audience hanging on every punch line and hoping he wasnt a bitter old comic, and that there was actually some light at the end of the tunnel. There was.
As there was for the variety of guest speakers. From well-known celebrities to the general public they helped Bishop on his turbulent tale of British Love and Marriage and painted an up-beat comedic reflection, just like Bishop’s stand up act. Ok, so every story isn’t perfect, every single person’s outlook wasnt the chipper chit-chat of the high school sweethearts but they still managed an ironic giggle when reflecting on sadder times.
Even the long-term committed couples needed a few quips to get them through some of their years together. But all the awkward, embarrassing, unfortunate memories seemed to slip away with a punchline and a few laughs. Just goes to show that comedy has probably saved couples from a few of those annoying arguments!