The Spotlight on ... Pat Cahill

Thursday, May 24 2012

Everyone wants a piece of Pat Cahill right now, but who IS he?


Pat Cahill

Where in London do you live?
Stoke Newington.

How long have you been gigging for?
I dabbled with it at uni (UEA), but properly for 2.5 years.

What do we need to know about you?
I do daft slightly surreal stuff that leans towards the harsher side of life. I got Chortle best newcomer this year which was nice [Ed – he was also in LiF's 10 comics to look out for in 2012, dontcha know].

What do we not need to know about you, but you're going to tell us anyway?
I used to love garage music, I would tear it up as a bedroom DJ, doing massive rewinds for my dog, Pops.

Who makes you laugh?

What would you like to achieve in comedy?
To make something that will stick around for a while, something that I can watch back with pleasure when I'm so old I don't recognise myself.

Do you watch TV panel shows?
Not a lot.

What do your family think of your act?
They like it I think, my nieces in Canada once sung me an a capella version of the song I do about dog tumours over the phone. It was terrifying.

Do you have a celebrity doppelganger?
Proudly this guy.

Where are your favourite parts of London?
Greenwich is nice – it was my first introduction to London as my sister lived around there, so i hoped it'd all be like that. It's not, most of it's awful.

Do you have a secret talent?
I can make dollhouses. I'm a trained theatrical model maker so can make tiny chairs, people, houses etc.


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