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The Hobgoblin Festival Finale

The Hobgoblin Festival Finale

Get ready for top notch Comedy Fun with a mixed bill of some of the finest, funniest and delightfully excellent comedians around!

Featuring the exuberant Patrick Monahan, the delightfully musical Rachel Parris, chuckle charm of Keith Farnan and headlined by comedy legend Alan Davies!!!

Alan Davies
English comedian, writer and actor, best known for starring in the mystery series Jonathan Creek and the panel show QI.

Alan began his career in stand-up comedy in 1988 and was runner-up in the City Limits New Act of the Year contest 1989. He was named Time Out Best Young Comic in 1991 and made his network television debut on Tonight with Jonathan Ross in 1992. In 1993 he was nominated for a British Comedy Award as Best Newcomer. Since then, Alan has gone on to appear on TV and on the stage, winning Best Actor in a Drama at the Monte Carlo Television Awards for his 2001 role of Bob in Russel T Davies’ Bob And Rose.

After returning from Australia following a successful tour of QI Live, Alan went back to his stand-up roots in 2012 with Life Is Pain, and was back on the road in 2013 with his highly anticipated follow up show, Little Victories.

'Had the audience in stitches... hilarious' - The Age

'One of the best stand-up comics out there... packed with deft silliness and shrewd observation' - The Guardian

Patrick Monahan
Winner of ITV's Show Me The Funny, this half-Iranian, half-Middlesborough comic is a rising star on the comedy circuit. Full of an insatiable lust for life, his exuberant comedy greets the audience like a sex-starved spaniel would greet a trouser leg.

A natural-born performer, he exudes charisma from the stage (and often off it, when he scuttles into the crowd...!)

'Omid Djalili meets Dave Allen' - Daily Mail

'Monahan possesses the rare ability to be hilarious without being outrageous' - Three Weeks


Rachel Parris

Rachel Parris is an award-winning musical comedian, actor and improviser and is a founding member of the award-winning improv comedy smash hit Austentatious, which is resident at the Leicester Square Theatre in London and is just finishing it's third UK tour, and she has improvised with The Beau Zeaux, The Bishop, Monkey Toast and the Comedy Store Players.

'One sometimes doubts that Britain's got talent, but Parris has it in spades' - The Guardian

'... delightfully provocative – makes you laugh your pants off' - Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

'... trademark sugar-coated darkness... will leave you with aching sides and a song stuck in your head' - Broadway Baby

Keith Farnan
He was such a hit at our finale last year we’ve invited him back to compere the proceedings this year!

Keith has the natural ability to delve into themes other comics may shy away from and it is this aptitude that is placing him in the lead of investigative comedians. He has been a regular guest on radio, both in Ireland and the UK, from BBC, RTE, Talk Sport, Today FM, Newstalk and all sorts of other warm and welcoming studios.

'... If Eddie Izzard had been Irish, he'd surely have turned out a lot like Keith Farnan' - The Scotsman

'Brilliant, thought-provoking and laugh out loud funny' - Time Out

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