The Ladyboys of Iran

Following the success of his 2009 national tour, the brilliant Middlesbrough-Irish-Iranian comic is embarking on a full-scale British tour. Often seen on C4’s Paul O’Grady Show, and the veteran of several sell-out Edinburgh Fringe runs. (He’s at the Festival again this year, so check him out at the macrobert first to avoid the wait…

And the travel expenses!) Monahan has done gigs in France, Monaco, Germany, Belgium, Bahrain and the United Arab of Emirates. Therefore, showing off his unique talent of adapting to different crowds. More like well-travelled I say!

 Monahan has a breathtaking gift for interaction and combines it with sharp and hilarious observations, paying special attention to his unique cultural roots. I know the words ‘audience’ and ‘participation’ always puts the fear of death into people. However, Monahan has a relaxed genial manner gained through years as a warm up man for TV.

Patrick Monahan is the winner of the 2009 award for ‘Best International Comic’ from the Academy of Arts, Literature and Media, which was previously won by the fantastic Omid Djalili. Monahan was also hailed by The Sun as one of the top ten comedians to look out for in 2010 due to this chatty, friendly, and storytelling comedy act.

Patrick Monahan comes well recommended, and his show at the macrobert is the one to look out for. He is playing the mainhouse on Saturday 3rd July 2pm & 8pm. (The 2pm is a family orientated show).

For more information call our box office on 01786 466666.

Still can’t decide? Check out the reviews below from his previous shows!

“The best show in Edinburgh 2008’’ The Guardian          

“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.”
The Scottish Herald 2005

 “An upbringing infused with culture clashes and his unconventional mind, Monahan is a hybrid calamity with a comic pedigree that’s all his own.”
The List (Maureen Ellis)


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