Patrick Monahan

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A preview of the Edinburgh Iranian Festival 2013

23 Jan 2013

The festival brings together film, music, visual art, and comedy in the shape of Patrick Monahan

When you mention Iran in the current climate, most people think of the politics of the country. But there is of course more to the place than what we see in the news – and the 2013 Edinburgh Iranian Festival is our opportunity to learn more about…

Why I'm coming back to the Glasgow Comedy Festival

28 Feb 2012

Ardal O'Hanlon, Daniel Sloss and more share their love of the GCF

Henning Wehn, Daniel Sloss, Arnold Brown, Michael Winslow, Ardal O’Hanlon, Fascinating Aida's Dillie Keane, Vikki Stone, Mark Nelson, Dorothy Paul and Patrick Monahan tell us why Glasgow's comedy festival is important to them.

Patrick Monahan eyes TV sitcom

30 Nov 2011

TV Gossip

Patrick Monahan is writing a TV sitcom. The Irish comedian - who won 'Show Me The Funny' earlier this year - has already filmed a festive comedy special for ITV1, and is hopeful his self-penned sitcom with hit screens in 2012. However, the…

The Wrestling

18 Aug 20115 stars

Anarchic night of body-slamming action and comedy

Max Olesker is some sort of twisted genius. The former wrestler (under the nom de guerre Max Voltage) and one half of sketch duo Max and Ivan has combined two of his talents to create one of the best events on the Fringe. Not that his cohort Ivan…

Patrick Monahan: Stories And Fairytales Of Travels For Kids Who Dance Like Camels

15 Aug 20113 stars

Comic silliness with a disco beat

In an ideal world, Patrick Monahan would be available every weekend to babysit my children. I doubt they’d get much sleep, but there would certainly be no tears. This amiable comedian, who branched out a few years ago into entertaining younger audience…

5 Questions - Patrick Monahan

12 Aug 2010

Comedian Patrick Monahan (winner of the longest kids show title award) takes a break from Stories and Tales for Kids Who Can Run Faster Than Snails to answer our 5 Questions.

Patrick Monahan

25 Aug 20092 stars

Would be a pleasant quarter of an hour

This show manages to over-run by ten minutes which is no mean feat considering the dearth of material on offer. This would be a pleasant quarter of an hour in the hands of the jovial Geordie comic but stretched over an hour it becomes tortuous. Getting…

Patrick Monahan's Stories and Fables for Kids That Like to Sit at Tables!

16 Aug 20094 stars

Fringe stalwart ups the ante in lovely kids comedy

When asked to queue quietly for Patrick Monahan’s first show for kids, one young audience member groans, ‘It’s just like being at school.’ It’s a shame then that more teachers aren’t like Monahan, whose artful blend of comedy, storytelling and energetic…

Kids Hitlist

30 Jul 2009

Our pick of shows for the little festival goer to enjoy

Andy and Mike's Big Box of Bananas, Giraffes Can't Dance,Rapunzel and the Tower of Doom, Room on the Broom, Wind in the Willows, Patrick Monahan's Stories and Fables for Kids that like to sit at Tables!

Patrick Monahan

24 Jul 2009

Family-friendly performer exploring our differences

‘My mum’s Iranian, my dad’s Irish and I’m the only one in my house with a northern accent,’ says Teessider Patrick Monahan, explaining how he’s spent his whole life trying to ‘fit in’. Even now, preparing for his eighth year at the Edinburgh Fringe…

Edinburgh Festival comedy highlights for a fiver

15 Jul 2009

Ooh, a Fringe in a credit crunch. It’ll be interesting times for all this year, but if you get in quick you can catch some of the best acts in exchange for a mere fiver. We’ve selected fifty of the finest shows you can see for the price of a…

Patrick Monahan - Stories and Fables for Kids that Like to Sit at Tables!

13 Jul 2009

Children's storytelling from an Irish-Iranian stand-up comedian

Patrick Monahan’s clean-cut, affable stand-up act has always been a magnet for families at the Fringe, yet he is only now launching his first fully-fledged children’s show. ‘I have done stand-up for kids, but this is different. I fell in love with the…

Patrick Monahan

23 Aug 20072 stars

With Feel the Love, Monahan comes across as your archetypal loveable Geordie but you’d be hard pressed to feel anything but relief at the end of this. Devoid of any discernible subject matter, other than friendly audience banter, this is the equivalent…

Patrick Monahan

8 Aug 20063 stars

Patrick Monahan is relentlessly affable but that might be his main problem; he consciously files down the sharp edges of his act so as not to be perceived as anything less than your best mate ever. Nobody would really wish harm on the guy, but given the…