Adventures in Monahan Land at Ropery Hall
Nearly five years after he first stepped foot on Ropery Hall’s stage, the loveable comedian Patrick Monahan returns on Friday, March 27 with his brand new show, Adventures in Monahan Land.
“I think everyone who saw Pat in the autumn of 2010 recognised what a star in the making he was,” said Liz Bennet of The Ropewalk. “There is always plenty of playful audience interaction in his witty and charming shows which are suitable for all the family.
“This new show was described as being one of the hottest tickets in town at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe,” she added. “I think I can safely say there will be a lot of audience banter once again with this loveable Irish-Iranian Teesider!”
“He is so adept at blending a high energy comedy style with hilarious and engaging topical and observational material. Noted for working a room, it is not surprising that Patrick is adored by his audiences with whom he makes an effortless connection!” Liz continued
Patrick has performed 10 times at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe including five solo shows and has won two television competitions, one way back in 2001 – Take the Mike, and Show Me the Funny in 2011.
He holds the world record for “Longest Hug” at a time of 25 hours and 25 minutes alongside fellow comedian Bob Slayer that they set at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2013.
In fact Patrick’s appearances as a comedy festival regular are not limited to Edinburgh as he has also performed solo shows in a number of cities including Glasgow and Manchester, and also at most major venues throughout the UK as well further afield in counties including Dubai, Luxembourg and Germany.
Away from the stage his television appearances have come thick and fast and include the family entertainment series Splash! Not The One Show and Celebrity Squares as well as Daybreak, Loose Women and The Wright Stuff as well as Let’s Dance for Sports Relief.
Patrick is also a regular MC and headlining act at the top London and UK comedy clubs and in addition to this he is in huge demand on the corporate circuit as an after dinner speaker and awards host. He also actively fundraises for Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice in Middlesborough and runs the London Marathon, the Great North Run and Middlesbrough 10k annually in aid of that hospice.
Patrick’s show starts at 8pm and tickets, costing £14 in advance or £16 on the door, can be bought online at www.roperyhall.co.uk, in person at The Ropewalk’s Craft Gallery or by calling01652 660380