Patrick Monahan (comedian)
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23 June 1976 |
Winner of Take the Mike in 2001
Winner of Show Me the Funny in 2011
Patrick Monahan (born 1976) is an Irish-Iranian stand-up comedian best known for performing seven times at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, including five solo shows. He won the television competition series Take the Mike in 2001 and Show Me the Funny in 2011.
Patrick is a comedy festival regular and has performed solo shows in a number of cities including Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester, and also at most major venues throughout the UK, year round. He has also performed across the globe in counties including Dubai, Luxembourg and Germany.
Monahan's humour relies heavily on audience interaction and an animated story-telling style that draws on his own experiences.
On 10 March 2012, he participated in the BBC One programme Let's Dance for Sport Relief. He danced to "Only Girl (In the World)" by Rihanna, but was eliminated by the public vote and did not go on to perform in the final the following week.
In January 2014, Monahan participated in the second series of the ITV celebrity diving show Splash!. His first appearance on the show was in the third heat, which aired live on 18 January 2014. Despite coming 2nd out of 5 contestants, he was the first celebrity diver to be eliminated in Heat 3.