Ok, its June 2015 & no body believes the year is going so fast!

Hope you’re having a lovely summer (unless you’re viewing this website from the south pole, then hope you’re having a mild winter). its been a crazy quick but fun first 6 months so far of 2015, and set to get even crazier for the remaining 6 months of 2015. In august 2015 at the Edinburgh festival i’m previewing me comedy play “the double life of Malcolm Drinkwater”. As well as performing me new stand up show “patrick monahan the disco years”.

Then in December I’m performing in me first ever live panto at Billingham forum…oh yes i am i hear you not shout.
also extra dates on me tour between middlesbrough town hall on saturday 13th june, are as follows:

june 14th sunday – jesterval, gateshead, newcastle 5.30pm preview of ‘disco years’
june 19th friday – beverley folk festival, 8pm
june 24th wednesday – haworth festival – disco years show
july 10th friday – stoke on trent, mitchell arts centre
july 12th sunday – tring comedy festival
july 13th monday – arthouse crouch end – preview of play 6pm & disco years show at 8pm
july 15th wednesday – devizes edinburgh preview disco years
july 28th tuesday – liverpool unity theatre preview disco years
july 29th wednesday – bedford, bedfringe preview disco years
july 30th thursday – birmingham mac preview disco years
august 5th wednesday – opening night of disco years at Edinburgh festival 8.15pm gilded balloon

(play starts in edinburgh on 8th august at counting house 1.30pm every day)

thats a lot of extras at the moment i’ll add more on soon, big big sunshine hugs


its the month of moustaches!!

pinch and punch and hug and tug, its movember!

i’m growing a tash for zoes place kids hospice in middlesbrough this month, good luck to everyone growing taches and remember to keep your taches fertilised and washed!


also this month im off travelling everywhere with solo shows:

21st november thursday – Crewe Lyceum Theatre

2nd dec monday – Ormskirk civic hall

and don’t forget to check me vlogs on youtube:


big hairy hugs


The Sun is out, please cherish these days, cos we only get 6 a year!

Hello Team Huggers

i can’t believe we have survived the last 3 months of siberia spring and now its time to party for summer! the hugging train has released more extra dates below & on me gig page!

also at the end of summer a new bollywood film called “born to be king” will be released with me playing a character in it, i’ll make sure i stick up clips on me site of me with me new Bhangra dance moves!

and its summer so it must edinburgh festival time again, me new show;

‘Cake Charmer’ is on at Gilded balloon every night at 8.45pm from 31st july to 25th august (except 7th aug)

keep up the hugging and enjoy the sunshine!


p.s. new tour dates:

may 23rd – inverness comedy festival – solo show 7.30pm, one touch eden court

june 1st – south devon arts centre – http://www.southdevonarts.co.uk/#%21patrick-monahan/cbkn

june 21st – beverly festival, paddock view, HU17 8QZ 8pm solo show

july 7th – kettering arts centre, 2pm & 7.30pm

july 10th – nottingham edinburgh preview – canal house

july 21st – owestry iron works

july 23rd – cardiff comedy festival

july 24th – bedford, bedfringe comedy festival

july 25th – salford lowry – edinburgh preview

july 31st to august 25th – Edinburgh Festival, 8.45pm everynight “cake charmer’ show (except 7th agust – when i will be attempting a 25hour hug off with my mate bob slayer).

also ‘Yori Yori dating show with Luisa & Pat, first 10 days of edinburgh festival 4pm!

hugs xx

Happy Newer 2013 to you & even better hugs for 2013 to you too!

Hope you had a lovely xmas holidays and managed to chill out with the family instead of fighting them in hand to hand combat, and got all the gifts you wanted for xmas and not gifts for the attic!

The hug train is loaded up and ready to go on a national tour again, new dates for 2013 now uploaded on me gig page!

Also on ITV2’s Fake Reaction this month of January!

and more stand up clips on Loaded TV for Jongleurs live!

Thanks for all the cake & hugs in 2012,

heres to an even better 2013 xxx

Its Movember Time hide them razors!

Hi Team,

you might have noticed a lot more blokes walking round this month looking like 1980’s footballers, well its cos there raising money for prostate cancer, which i’m also doing, if you have a spare £1 or £2 to donate, this is me movember page:


i’m also starting a petition to get movember changed to be called ‘looking like a scouser for a month’.

I’m on a spring tour in 2013, and gigging most night till xmas now,

doing a one off show at the Islington, on tuesday 20th november, in London N1 0XT, come say hello and drop of some hugs!


It’s September…get your running shoes on!!

massive thanks to everyone who made it to the Edinburgh festival show ‘shooting from the lip’ in august, if you missed it, no worries it will be on tour in the autumn, with a full list of dates on me gig list page, including:

Nottingham Canal House 25th sept

Birmingham 8th october

Kirkcaldy 17th october

scunthorpe 29th october

louth 30th october

Elgar room, Royal Albert Hall, london 7th november

Goole 10th November

also if you can’t wait till then, this sunday 16th september 2012, i will be running in the Bupa Great North Run, fund-raising for Zoe’s Place children’s charity in middlesbrough:



and along the way, i will be tweeting at every mile, @patrickjmonahan #happiestrun and also giving out slightly sweaty hugs!

here’s me training:

see you soon, and big hugs xxx

Its july, that can only mean one thing?? its nearly august!

Hello fellow huggers & cake eaters!

Its nearly the edinburgh festival again in august, which i’m taking me brand new show ‘Shooting from the lip’ to the Gilded Balloon every night from 1st august to 26th august! i’m doing previews all july all over the uk, which i’ve managed to just update on me gig list page!

big thanks to everyone who has made the preview shows so far and who has brought cakes and hugs to the show, by august i will literally roll into edinburgh as i’m putting on about 1/2 a stone a day with cake retention!

luckily come september 16th, i’ll be running/rolling/wheezing in the Great North Run in newcastle for ‘Zoe’s Place’ children’s hospice in Teesside, please come along even if its just for a hug and to hold me up so that i can fit more cake into me mouth!


see you soon, and thanks for spreading the love and all the big hugs

patrick xxx

Edinburgh Festival dates!

Hey everyone!

The Edinburgh Festival tickets are on sale now! I will be there for the whole month giving out hugs.

Just just click HERE if you fancy coming along 🙂



Latest Vlogs and some very special guests!

Hi everyone!

Thank you for watching the vlogs, I’m glad you’re enjoying them.

I’ve been getting some excellent guests for #patrickssofa recently, royalty came to visit this week!

Here are the latest vids…

And an old one just for good measure…

Patrick xx