Doors 7:30pm, Show 8pm
Patrick Monahan is the loveable Teesider, known for his hugs, dancing and cake eating! 2011 Forth Radio Best Stand-Up People’s Choice Award winner! 2011 ITV's 'Show Me The Funny' Winner. 2012 Loaded Lafta's winner!
As seen in BBC One's Let's Dance for Sport Relief, Pat's a regular on the UK comedy circuit, and is in demand at comedy clubs throughout Europe, and also in the Middle East, thanks to his chatty, friendly style mixed with his hilarious story telling.
As well as being one of the biggest names on the comedy circuit, Pat is also highly in demand as a studio warm up, working on shows such as Friday Night with Jonathan Ross an The IT Crowd - and he's often to be seen on-screen on The Paul O'Grady Show (and the many replacements that have followed) as well as contributing to many talking head programmes and appearing on various Comedy Central shows.
“Star in the making” - Telegraph
“Born to be a stand-up” - Metro
“Omid Djalli meets Dave Allen” - Daily Mail
“High energy and conviction, his material is great; he’s going to go far” - Sunday Times
Having made his comedy debut in September 2008, Ray has quickly established himself as one of the most exciting new acts on the comedy circuit. A two time Scottish Comedian of The Year finalist, Ray has travelled the lengths and breadths of the country telling jokes to anyone that will listen, making his name as an MC for various promoters.
A regular at Hilarity Bites, Ray was runner-up in their 2009 New Act Competition and has gone from strength to strength since then, and is in demand at some of the biggest comedy clubs in the UK as well as performing alongside big names such as Kevin Bridges and Frankie Boyle.
Ray is currently travelling the country partaking in dares that have been sent to him via his website www.idarerayto.com
“a very promising writer, able to create some enjoyably twisted punchlines” - Chortle
“One to look out for” - The Skinny
“Funnier than a falcon!” - Frankie Boyle
MC Tiernan Douieb
Tiernan has been doing the stand-up thing for a little while now. In that time he’s graced many a stage with his beardy face, playing gigs all over the UK and abroad. Douieb’s friendly manner and fast paced gags have made him a highly sought after compere and act on the circuit.
Over the past few years Tiernan has supported International star Jim Jefferies and Russell Howard, worked as warm up for Mark Watson’s We Need Answers, BBC’s Dick and Dom’s Funny Business.and played at some of the top music festivals in the UK.
“Douieb performs with such confidence that it's easy to overlook how well his material comes together, or how often he generates laughter” - Fest
“Small in stature, not in talent” - The Scotsman
“With this fresh style and material he blows so many other Fringe comedians out of the water” - Three Weeks
Tickets for this show are £5 each, with doors opening at 7:30pm and the show starting at 8pm.
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