Behind The Booth: Joey Bishop & Booth 23

Behind The Booth: Joey Bishop & Booth 23

Joey Bishop (1918 - 2007) was comedian, actor, and television host best known for his role as a smooth-talking, quick-witted member of the "Rat Pack," a group of entertainers that included Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., and others. Born in The Bronx, New York, Bishop began his career as a stand-up comedian in the 1940s, honing his skills in the bustling comedy clubs of the era.

His sharp humor and impeccable timing earned him widespread acclaim, leading to numerous appearances on television and in films, including “Ocean’s Eleven”. Bishop's wit and charm made him a popular figure on talk shows and variety programs throughout the 1950s and 1960s.

Bishop was also a regular patron of the Steer, where he enjoyed a good steak and a glass of scotch while dining with friends in Booth 23 of “Rat Pack Corner”.

In addition to his entertainment career, Bishop was also known for his philanthropy, supporting various charitable causes throughout his lifetime. He left behind a lasting legacy as a comedic pioneer and an integral part of the golden age of American entertainment.

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