Funny and adorable Irish/Iranian/Teessider comedian Patrick Monahan knows how to work a room and engage an audience with a strongly skilled blend of ad lib banter and stand up.
Patrick has worked his way up the comedy circuit ladder and is now a regular MC and headlining act at the top London and UK comedy clubs. He has performed at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival for a number of years at the Gilded Balloon.
Patrick has spent the last 2 years developing his theatre touring shows and in the past year he has toured the UK as well as performed a run at the Adelaide Comedy Festival (2011) with his family show and also an evening stand up show.
Due to his extremely clean and highly accessible material Patrick has developed a solid footing on the Corporate Circuit as an After Dinner speaker as well as a Awards Host.
Patrick’s TV appearances over the years have included The Comedy Store (Paramount Comedy Chan- nel), That’s So Last Week (Zig/Zag/Five), Mervyn Bragg’s Travels In Written Britain (ITV), Comedy Dec- ades, (BBC), Comedy map Of Britain (BBC), Playing Away (Tyne Tees/ITV Presenter of Travel Series), Most Annoying...(various), (BBC), Sorcerer’s Apprentice (CBBC), Mega Melai (BBC2).
Patrick has a wealth of TV studio warm up experience which covers both live and pre-recorded pro- ductions. As resident studio warm up Artiste for a number of seasons on ‘The Paul O’Grady Show’ (C4) Patrick also appeared on numerous occasions in front of the camera hosting mock quizes, modelling false bums and finally as a guest on the sofa!
Patrick appears at this year’s Edinburgh Comedy festival, Gilded Balloon in his Hug Me I Feel Good stand up show at 8pm for the whole of the Festival.
‘He is simply the nicest person ever born’
Time Out London
‘Perfect game show host. Tiggerish energy that could power the National Grid’
London Evening Standard
‘ a Star-In-the-making’
“Perfect game show host. Tiggerish energy that could power the national grid”
London Evening Standard
‘Born to be a stand up’
‘One of the smartest comics on the Fringe’
“He is simply the nicest person ever born”
“An upbringing infused with culture clashes and his unconventional mind, Monahan is a hybrid calam- ity with a comic pedigree that’s all his own.” The List (Maureen Ellis)
‘the funniest show in Edinburgh’
‘twinkl-toed, mischievous...Monahan raised the roof’
“Bright young talent...High energy and conviction, his material is great; he’s going to go far”
“He has all the charm of Ed Byrne, the energy of Adam Bloom and wild leaps of imagination that are resonant of Ross Noble” The List (Maureen Ellis)
“This gifted livewire commands the stage with a mix of wit and force of personality”
Bruce Dessau Evening Standard
“Charming and bounding with enthusiasm”
“You might just want to smuggle him out under your coat...instantly loveable, wonderfully unique”
The Independent (Julian Hall)