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


Absolute pleasure mate & fantastic night as always! #mindcharity

You smashed it! Always great to catch up, have a great trip to India! 🛫

Spot the difference! Our Pablo & Excitable Edgar separated at birth. One of them sets the house on fire accidentally the other one is a maltipoo arsonist! Only so many days left till Xmas X #ExcitableEdgar #johnlewischristmasadvert #maltipoo

One month till general election! It’s messing up with my Xmas countdown, I’ve got 2 advent calendars (1 of them only has 12 doors, no chocolates & full of empty promises) #BBCBreakfast was in northeast saying Farage has a chance? No way, Redcar is staunch labour #bishopauckland

Throw back Friday! That day when I shook hands with the Greeks at the Battle of Thermopylae back on Friday the 8th Nov 490BC. Persians & Greeks all mates now. Happy FridayX
P.s. don’t forget my fortnightly column is in the Middlesbrough Evening Gazette today.
#greeks #persians

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