Patrick Monahan started off on the glamourous Irish/Iranian/Geordie circuit in his native north east of England before being invited to perform all over the world from the Adelaide Fringe Comedy festival 2011 in Australia, to Dubia, Doha, Abu Dabhi, Barbados, St Lucia, St Vincent, Spain, France, Luxembourg, Estonia, Ireland and Germany. He has also appeared at the Edinburgh International Festival and various venues and comedy clubs up and down the UK, including the Royal Albert Hall in London!
He 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.
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 an awards host.
Patrick’s TV appearances over the years have included The Comedy Store (Paramount Comedy Channel), That’s So Last Week (Zig/Zag/Five), Mervyn Bragg’s Travels In Written Britain (ITV), Comedy Decades (BBC), Comedy Map of Britain (BBC), Playing Away (Tyne Tees/ITV Presenter of Travel Series), Sorcerer’s Apprentice (CBBC), Mega Melai (BBC2).
Patrick has a wealth of TV studio warm up experience which covers both live and pre-recorded productions and has been resident studio warm up artiste for ‘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 appeared at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe at the Gilded Balloon in his 'Hug Me I Feel Good' stand up show.
"Just wanted to let you know that Patrick was fantastic last night, he went down a storm." - Patrick entertained and presented awards at the Renault Trucks Network Conference (February 2012).
"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 you might say." - Daily Mail.