It was while gigging the clubs and bars of Ireland that John Bishop decided to quit pharmaceuticals and give stand-up comedy a proper go - a decision that changed his life. The country means a lot to him, so he has decided to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime, 600-mile road trip around the Emerald Isle, exploring Irish culture. He begins by watching the All Ireland Gaelic football final, a match that preoccupies much of the population. Next, John travels on to Cork, where he goes to the local university for a lecture on folk law and fairies and meets a fisherman who, like him, has met the Queen.