Patrick Monahan

Patrick Monahan

Stand Up Comedian

Patrick is an Irish-Iranian comedian, who won the television competition series Take the Mike in 2001 and Show Me the Funny in 2011. He has performed regularly at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Audience favourite Patrick blends a high energy comedy style with hilarious and engaging topical and observational material.

Known for working a room, Patrick is adored by his audiences with whom he makes an effortless connection. Since Patrick started performing stand-up he has had a meteoric rise up the comedy ladder. He is now a regular MC and headlining act at the top London and UK comedy clubs including the prestigious Jongleurs Circuit and the Comedy Store.

He has appeared on numerous Television shows from BBC1, 2, 3 to ITV1 and 2, C4, Channel 5, Sky 1 and UKTV, as a presenter, guest interviewee, panel member and performer. Currently much sought after as a regular TV & Studio warm up – on shows such as: BBC 1’s Bafta award winning ‘Friday Night Jonathan Ross’, “The Catherine Tate Show”, and “The Kumars at No.42”.

Patrick’s humour travels well. He not only engages the audience with charming banter about local affairs and universal issues, but also combines animated story telling style that draws on his own experiences of growing up in Teesside, (North East of England) of Irish and Iranian Parentage. A comedian with truly global appeal or as the Daily Telegraph puts it, “a one man ethnic melting pot, a star in the making”.

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“He has the dark looks and stubble of the Middle East, married to the charm of the Irish and the sense of fun of the Teessider. Omid Djalili meets Dave Allen!”

Daily Mail


“A spellbinding narrative…delightful, impressive and very funny…if it is possible to make Monahan audiences love their boy more than they already do, then this is the show that will do it.”

The Scotsman


Wow heard this young lad singing on the radio today, blow away by how good his voice is!! He’s only 21 years old! And blown away when heard his accent, he’s from Hartlepool, long live the north easy of talent! It’s in the bad #winner of #EurovisionTelAviv #Eurovison #2019

I can’t believe (Adrian Dunbar) Ted Hastings from Line of Duty used to play for Man Utd in the 90’s disguised as Denis Urwin. This will make the 6th series so good when we find out H was a professional full back! X

Just saw this on flash up on my time line & thought it was the third series of Fleabag where the Priests goes rogue! #BlackMirror #versus #fleabag

Fantastic day out playing football @ChelseaFC for the talented @SRTRC_England team with the best crowd of young bright intellectual kids, they are heat to kick out racisim in football, sport & everyday life, starting today for tomorrow’s generations! X #TuesdayThoughts #srtrc

A big thank you to @SRTRC_England for inviting me to play in today’s charity match 🙏 An Ex pro team beat an MP’s X1 8-4👏 it’s not everyday you get to play @ChelseaFC with Some top players including Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink 👌all here supporting a great campaign 😉

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