And in that comedy club, he met an actress, Xuan Xuan (pronounced: Shoon Shoon). "Eventually I will write a book about dating a Chinese girl. There's a lot more people involved when you're dating a Chinese girl than a Western girl." He mentions Confucius the prophet before breaking it down for us Catholic-style: "If we were to think about the Ten Commandments, the Chinese version, the number one commandment would be honouring your mother and your father. "A foreigner with a job they don't quite understand, who is 15 years older than your daughter, would not be in the ideal husband category for a Chinese motha." But Xuan Xuan and he are well matched. In Bejing, they go out to eat, to the movies, and walk around parks.He and Xuan Xuan (25), have been seeing each other since July 2014. There's huge social responsibility towards looking after your parents. Getting back to more general female analysis, he mourns the world's obsession with pictures - which translates, in Des's universe of multiplying followers on Instagram and the like, to a tendency for people to show off their new filler lips, or boast about Botox.It's unfortunate that a lot of it comes from the Kardashians.They're really not good role models, these people." He continues, "Mainstream society has really embraced the concept of putting your face in public.
" He's been back in New York caring for his mother, Eileen, who has lung cancer, the same condition his father, Mike died from nearly five years ago. His mum has had hip surgery after a fall but she's recovering well and he is hopeful. I wanted to have children from my early 20s, it just didn't happen." These days, he says: "I get tired even thinking about starting.
After just two months he and Leo opened a comedy club, and he did to the Chinese what he did to us when he hit the Gaeltacht.
He learned the language and gigged in Mandarin, telling the Chinese what they are really like - all documented in his current DVD release Made in China. He shifts into his trademark objectification of his own life and the people in it for the purpose of fun.
They'll try to suggest that your success has something to do with how you look." This is a topic he will give some weight and consideration to. I think grey suits." Des Bishop comes from a "vain" family in which looks had an "inflated importance".
"I'm not happy about getting older, but I'm more comfortable with how I look now than when I was younger. His father, Mike, was an actor and model before he began working for Burberry (as Des explored in a hit documentary and subsequent book, My Father Was Nearly James Bond.) His mother is a "looks snob".