First ever series of John Bishop's new show kicks off tonight. The Liverpool comedian has landed this new gig as presenter of a variety show at the Hackney Empire theatre in London. Each week, John will introduce an international range of stand-up acts, along with his favourite musical performers, and a wide range of variety stars. In this first show, Paul Weller plays his new single Saturn's Pattern, and beatboxer Beardyman joins John to create some impromptu music. The comedy will be provided by South Africa comedian and upcoming Daily Show presenter Trevor Noah, along with the UK's own James Acaster, and Australian star Felicity Ward.