Saturday 18 August 2012 | By Simon Thornton
ED2012 Comedy Review: Patrick Monahan – Shooting From The Lip! (Phil McIntyre Entertainments by arrangement with Vivien Smith Management)
Award winning comedian Patrick Monahan returns to the Edinburgh Fringe to prove why he’s still the under-appreciated stand-up act to beat. As ever, his show has no real agenda, relying a lot on his masterful ability to interact with an audience. It’s hard not to warm to the half-Iranian, half-Irish, Teesside funny man as he effortlessly manoeuvres between his own tales and the crowd’s banter. It’s a true pleasure to watch someone who clearly loves what they do, and do it with such excellence. Monahan possesses the rare ability to be hilarious without being outrageous, offering gentle fun comedy, though of course with some saucy bits… Patrick Monahan is a staple of the Edinburgh fringe diet.
Gilded Balloon Teviot, 1-27 Aug (not 14), 8.20pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Simon Thornton]