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Patrick Monahan definitely managed to captivate British audiences when he showed us his funny last year on ITV's Show Me The Funny and since then things have just catapulted and he's never looking back.
Written by Howard Gorman. PPSF Webzine, 16th April 2012
Show Me The Funny comedian Ellie Taylor is gearing up to give OTT contestants a dressing down on make-under show Snog Marry Avoid?
The Sun, 14th February 2012
When stand-up and circuit veteran Patrick Monahan won ITV's comedy competition Show Me The Funny, he bagged a cheque for £100,000. Perhaps more importantly, he also got to release his first ever DVD, which is out now in the shops.
Written by Mayer Nissim. Metro, 28th November 2011
Jason Manford has revealed that ITV is considering commissioning a second series of Show Me The Funny.
Written by Paul Millar. Digital Spy, 18th November 2011
Patrick Monahan likes to talk. A chat with the Show Me The Funny winner about getting back into touring after being watched by millions...
Such Small Portions, 14th October 2011
What if you were plucked from your 9-to-5 job to become a full-time comedian...whilst a TV crew filmed you? Spoonfed chats to Show Me the Funny's Ellie Taylor on the perks and pitfalls of reality TV comedy.
Written by Sarah Kendell. Spoonfed, 8th September 2011
Three thousand raucous punters descended upon Hammersmith Apollo as three comedians battled it out in a stand-up-off to be Show Me The Funny's first winner.
Written by Nathan Rodgers. On the Box, 26th August 2011
The live final of ITV's stand-up comedy talent search Show Me The Funny was seen by nearly 2.5m on Thursday evening, while Celebrity Big Brother continued to perform for Channel 5, the latest audience data has shown.
Written by Andrew Laughlin. Digital Spy, 26th August 2011
With the judges' words still ringing in their ears from Monday night's penultimate gig, finalists Pat, Tiff and Dan prepare to take to the stage at London's Hammersmith Apollo to perform their last stand-up set of the competition. Tonight, though, we're the ones they need to dazzle because it's the viewers who will vote for the winner. So if you fancy shaping the future of British comedy, get your voting technology at the ready.
Eliminated Show Me The Funny comic Ellie Taylor has tipped Patrick Monahan to win tonight's live final.
Written by Josh Darvill. TellyMix, 25th August 2011
The standup X Factor has been a failure. An abject, miserable failure. So will anyone watch tonight's live final?
Written by Stuart Heritage. The Guardian, 25th August 2011
A slightly surprising - and very tough - vote from the judges after Monday night's show sent Dan, Pat and Tiffany through to tonight's live final at London's Hammersmith Apollo.
The live finale of an underwhelming and quite peculiar series (just what were all those "tasks" all about, other than padding things out?), in which the three remaining wannabe stand-ups - some of whom were hardly unknowns in the first place - battle it out at London's Hammersmith Apollo to win £100,000, a Christmas DVD release, and the chance to headline a nationwide UK tour in September. Ironically, it's the kind of show rich for lampooning by other comics, and it wouldn't be motivated by jealousy, either.
So far, laughs have been desperately thin on the ground in Jason Manford's talent show for stand-up comedians. Still, with £100,000, a DVD deal and a nationwide tour up for grabs we can only hope the three remaining contestants have been keeping their best material till last in a bid to win those all-important viewers' votes and the approval of guest judges Bob Mortimer, Johnny Vegas and Ross Noble.
Ellie Taylor and Stuart Goldsmith became the latest comedians to be voted off Show Me The Funny last night (22.08.11), narrowly missing out on a place in the live final of the show to Dan Mitchell, Patrick Monahan and Tiffany Stevenson.
STV, 23rd August 2011
While his colleagues were out battling rioters, Sergeant Alfie Moore was getting savaged by the comedy critics. We caught up with the latest stand-up to get booted off Show Me The Funny.
Written by Angharad Bevan. On the Box, 16th August 2011
Jason Manford's Show Me The Funny saw audiences dwindle on Monday night.
The Sun, 10th August 2011
Rudi Lickwood became the fourth contestant eliminated from ITV1's Show Me the Funny tonight after a gig in front of hospital staff.
Written by Tom Eames. Digital Spy, 8th August 2011
Cole Parker became the third stand-up comedian to get voted out on Show Me The Funny tonight, after failing to get down with the kids.
On the Box, 1st August 2011
Here's a tricky question: Was it humanly possible to make shambolic Show Me The Funny any worse? Answer: Yes... by adding bagpipes.
Heard about the comedy TV host who was banned from telling jokes? It'll have you rolling in the aisles.
Written by Mark Lawson. The Guardian, 27th July 2011
Show Me The Funny saw Jason Manford, Alan Davies and Bob Mortimer judge the hopefuls at a military base, but the comic value of comedians participating in an army bootcamp is surprisingly low.
Written by Rachel Tarley. Metro, 26th July 2011
Prince Abdi became the second contestant to leave Show Me The Funny on tonight's show.
Written by Lisa McGarry. Unreality TV, 25th July 2011
This week I have decided to devote the entire column to just the one show: the new comedy reality programme Show Me the Funny, hosted by Jason Manford. My review can be summed up in a few short words, but I'm not allowed to use those sorts of words so I have to elaborate.
Written by Ian Wolf. Giggle Beats, 25th July 2011
Host Jason Manford keeps out of the firing line as the nine remaining comics perform for the 1st Battalion Scots Guards at Catterick in North Yorkshire. But first they have to go through army training so they can write five minutes of new material.