Patrick was born in County Down in Northern Ireland in 1971 and started his comedy career in school where he used to do impressions of sportsmen and local politicians. At university in Belfast he continued to make people laugh and wasn’t afraid of a little controversy by donning a balaclava to make spoof paramilitary announcements. Patrick crossed over from Northern Ireland, where he had fronted many television shows, in the 1990s and has been a well-known figure on British TV over the last 10 years.
Far more abrasive than his television personality persona, he can wax lyrical about the differences between Irish and Islamic terrorists and, as his father was murdered by loyalists, he has every right to.
Patrick also tells it like it is with relationships and the differences between men and women. But don’t expect him to skirt around the subject as Patrick goes in with all guns blazing, leaving no one, not even himself, unscathed by the end of it.
Of course Patrick is very well known as a television personality these days having been a presenter on Fame Academy, Love Island and Sport Relief.
However his natural controversial nature has poked out while on the air during Comic Relief Does Fame Academy and most notably on the One Show when he revealed host Christine Bleakley’s phone number on air. She was immediately bombarded with texts and calls. Frank Lampard later apologised for his actions.
Having spent the majority of his recent years fronting light entertainment shows, it is great to see Patrick Kielty back on stage doing stand-up.
His act is reminiscent of the 80s comedians who aren’t afraid of spilling the truth, something which the circuit sometimes lacks these days.