Skilled ad-libber and king of hugs, Patrick Monahan knows how to work a room. With his charming Irish/Iranian/Teesside humour, his reputation for audience engagement has built him up into one of the UK’s strongest MCs and a regular headlining act at top London and national comedy clubs.
A great observer of life and people, Patrick’s mixture of charm, cheek and improvisation has made him a popular live performer. With several Edinburgh shows and international performances under his belt, he has truly cemented his name on the comedy circuit.
His dynamic comedy and engaging topical observations, have earned him a reputation as a master of audience love and engagement. Everyone’s best mate, he spends much of his time on stage hugging audience members as if they were long-lost friends, and fills the room with warmth and energy.
Ascending from warm-up sessions before the The Paul O’Grady Show on Channel 4, to a comic talent in his own right, Patrick has performed at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival countless times, and has toured the world with his family show and his evening stand-up repertoire.
As a result of his growing stage reputation, Patrick’s act has been picked up by TV producers and he has appeared on a handful of BBC and ITV shows including Mervyn Bragg’s Travels In Written Britain; Mega Melai; Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Comedy Decades.
Participating in Let’s Dance for Sports Relief on the BBC, Daybreak and Loose Women, Patrick’s reputation is building on his early Best Newcomer wins at the Loaded LAFTA Awards and Forth Radio Best Stand-Up People’s Choice Award for his hit show Hug Me I Feel Good.
In 2014 Patrick appeared in the second series of the ITV celebrity diving show Splash!, impressing by finishing in a respectable second place.
Regularly headlining top comedy clubs in London, as well as being highly sought-after on the corporate circuit, Patrick is a brilliant after-dinner entertainer.