The Original Comedy Keller - Sunday 8th May 2016
The Original Comedy Keller
Audience favourite Patrick Monahan 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. He moves around the stage like a boxer working a ring, covering all angles and staying light on his feet. He is a walking advert for world harmony. Hearts will be broken, socks will be laughed off. Winner of the 2011 ITV1 series ‘Show Me The Funny’ this led to the release of his debut DVD ‘Patrick Monahan Live’. Subsequent TV credits include Splash!, Celebrity Squares, Fake Reaction, Man Up, Not The One Show, Jongleurs Live!, Daybreak, Loose Women and The Wright Stuff.
He also took part in Let’s Dance for Sports Relief on BBC, won Best Newcomer at the Loaded LAFTA Awards and Forth Radio Best Stand-Up People’s Choice Award for his hit show ‘Hug Me I Feel Good’.
Monahan'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".
'The future of Rock N' Roll comedy' - NME
'Leaping between stupidity and sheer brilliance' - Yorkshire Evening Post
As seen on Channel 4's 'Slam' and ITV's 'Comedy Café' and a regular guest on Radio 4's 'Shappi Talk' as well as a sought after festival performer, Duncan is an internationally renowned act. He's known for being very naughty and really quite rude, at least on stage; but this cheerfully childish behaviour belies his credentials as a seasoned professional show off. He'll blow you away as he powers out a deft blend of stupidity and truly impressive musicianship (he's rather nifty on a guitar), and you'll quickly warm to his easy confidence and good natured banter.
Ably assisted by his loyal band of imaginary friends and anthropomorphised instruments - most notably the lovely Maurice the Fender Strat - he'll take you on an exuberant and educational rock 'n' roll journey, exploring with relish the horrors and delights found in, on and around the human body and beyond, on a ceaseless quest to find your inner child. He'll locate it for you, guaranteed, and entertain it with a quick song.
'Pin sharp anecdotes from a life juggling a career, kids, attending weekly slimming club meetings and the joys of involuntary flatulence...she's a very funny lady' - bbc.co.uk
'He stood on stage and appeared very shy, awkward, lacking any emotion, and then proceeded to make a string of jokes about his ‘wild’ lifestyle – which went down a storm with the audience' - northwestend.co.uk
Compere - Anthony J Brown
'Hilarious ad-libs and wicked one-liners from an infectiously funny performer' - The List
Clad in a sartorially edifying manner, like a dapper and dandy funeral director, Anthony cuts a unique on-stage presence with humour blacker than a raven that's slammed it's claw in a coffin lid. And not the merest hint of profanity. The overall effect is both perversely hypnotic and wholly original, leaving the audience zealously hanging on to every syllable like turncoat lemmings on a rockface. Jongleurs/Metro "Stand & Deliver" Award winner and former BBC New Comedy Award Runner-up he is a regular contributor to Radio 2's "The Arthur Smith Lectures".