Monday 14 July
CLAPHAM COMEDY CLUB @ THE BREAD&ROSES : ABANDOMAN / PATRICK MONAHAN - EDINBURGH PREVIEW DOUBLE BILL
Patrick Monahan That 80’s show Edfringe preview (Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016)
Much loved, energetic, charming Irish/Iranian Geordie renowned for his superb anecdotes.
“Instantly loveable, wonderfully unique” – Metro
‘There isn’t a comic quite like him and his hugs alone are worth the price of admission’ * TheNewCurrent.co.uk
“Twinkle-toed, mischievous, sharp break dancing moves. Monahan raised the roof” – The Sun
It’s the 1980s and Patrick’s Irish-Iranian family arrives in Teesside escaping from the Iran war. Patrick reminisces about being an immigrant to the UK in this unique stand-up show full of the joy that Festival goers have come to know of this real Festival favourite! Directed by Phil Nichol. ‘A great comic!’ (Broadwaybaby.com). **** ‘A spellbinding narrative… delightful, impressive and very funny’ **** (Scotsman). ‘You grin from ear to ear at all the fun’ * (One4Review.co.uk). Seen on ITV2’s Safeword, Celebrity Squares (ITV1) and The One Show Edinburgh Showcase 2015 (BBC One).
‘An unstoppable force of nature’ The Guardian
‘Twinkle-toed, mischievous, sharp break dancing moves… Monahan raised the roof’ The Sun
“Is simply the nicest person ever born. He could make you grin while punching your mother, which he would never do.” Time Out London
“Flight of the Conchords meets 8 Mile. Nothing short of genius.” - Chortle.co.uk
Ireland’s finest hip hop musical comedian, Rob Broderick, a.k.a. Abandoman.
“Flight of the Conchords meets 8 Mile. Nothing short of genius” Chortle.co.uk
.Using his trademark blend of audience interaction and razor-sharp improvisation, Abandoman will take you on a magical journey, transforming the audience’s likes, loathes and daydreams into hit songs and captivating tales.
Abandoman has previously won Hackney Empire New Act of the Year, Best Comedy Newcomer at the Adelaide Fringe, headlined comedy stages at Glastonbury, Latitude, Reading and Leeds, performed in the house band for Alan Carr’s Happy Hour on Channel 4 alongside Craig David, played the part of Dictionary Corner in 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, as well as supported and toured with pop behemoth Ed Sheeran.
“An unstoppable force of nature” ★★★★The List
“Broderick has us in the palm of his hand from the minute he starts until the very last mic drop” ★★★★★ Broadway Baby“Broderick clearly has a lightening wit” The Herald
”Wildly funny and technically incredible” ★★★★★ The Age (AU)