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Encyclopedia > Patrick McGuinness
Patrick McGuinness
Born 14 August 1973
Farnworth, England.
Occupation Stand-up comedian

Patrick Joseph McGuinness (b. 14 August 1973 in Farnworth,[1] near Bolton) is an English stand-up comedian and comedy actor famous for his work with Peter Kay. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Richard Pryor hits the money line A stand-up comedian or stand-up comic is someone that performs in comedy clubs, usually reciting a fast paced succession of amusing stories, short jokes and one-liners, typically called a monologue. ... is the 226th day of the year (227th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... , Bolton is a large town in the traditional county of Lancashire more recently changed to be part of Greater Manchester, in North West England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Early life

When he left school he took a college course to do a BTEC 1st Diploma in Science with the intention of becoming a lab technician, but soon realised that this was not a career he wished to pursue.

The next few years saw McGuinness undertaking various jobs including a silver service waiter at JJ’s A la Carte restaurant, a warehouse worker for Morrisons, a building site labourer, a lifeguard at Horwich leisure centre and a job cleaning machines at Warburtons bakery. He also worked in Corfu as a holiday rep for club 18 – 30, before returning to his job at Horwich. He currently lives in his hometown of Bolton. For other uses, see Morrison. ... Horwich (pronounced Horrich) is a town and civil parish of the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton in Greater Manchester, England. ... An editor has expressed a concern that the subject of the article does not satisfy one of the guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia on one of the following topics: If you are familiar with the subject matter, please expand the article to establish its notability, citing reliable sources. ... Pontikonisi island in the background with the Vlaheraina Monastery in the foreground. ... Horwich (pronounced Horrich) is a town and civil parish of the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton in Greater Manchester, England. ... , Bolton is a large town in the traditional county of Lancashire more recently changed to be part of Greater Manchester, in North West England. ...


Work with Peter Kay

While still working at Horwich he filmed two episodes of That Peter Kay Thing and the first series of Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights. He left his job when work on the second series of Phoenix Nights began. After Phoenix Nights ended, the show spawned a spin-off series entitled Max and Paddy's Road to Nowhere, which follows the two doormen from Phoenix Nights, played by Kay & McGuinness. The series was a huge success for Channel 4 in the UK and a second series was planned. However, it was canceled to allow both Kay & McGuinness to work on solo projects. McGuinness also released a fitness DVD titled Max & Paddy's The Power of Two which includes early previously unused material. Peter Kay as Mr Softy, one of the 15 characters he played in That Peter Kay Thing That Peter Kay Thing was a series of six spoof documentaries shown on Channel 4 in the UK. Set in and around Bolton, these followed the lives of different characters and starred Peter... {{Infobox television| show_name=Peter Kays Phoenix Nights| image= | caption=| format=Comedy (sitcom)| runtime=30 minutes (approximate)| creator=Peter Kay Dave Spikey | starring=Peter Kay Dave Spikey [[Neil Fitzmaurice]] Patrick McGuinness [[Steve Edge]] Toby Foster [[Archie Kelly (comedian)|Archie Kelly]] Janice Connolly Bea Kelley Justin Moorhouse [[Daniel Kitson]] Ted Robbins... Max and Paddys Road to Nowhere is a British comedy television show on Channel 4 starring and written by Peter Kay and Patrick McGuinness. ...

Solo Projects

McGuinness also appeared in the second series of Sky One show The Match, and has done a UK stand-up tour. McGuinness hosted Inside Wayne Rooney on 15 May 2006 on Sky One, a program where he completed different tasks to see the difference between him and a professional footballer. The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... The Match is a reality TV show on Sky One in which a group of celebrities form a football team to compete against a team of former professional footballers (The Legends). ...

In 2005 and 2006, McGuinness toured the U.K., performing 108 shows. The Dark Side Tour was his first solo stand-up tour. Whilst on tour, he reprised his role of Lord Love Rocket from award-winning comedy Phoenix Nights.

His other television work includes his own Chuck Stryker: The Unknown Stuntman on E4 which he wrote and starred in alongside Jonathan Wrather and a few other familiar faces. His DVD, Paddy McGuinness: The Dark Side Tour was released in early November and sold over 30,000 copies in its first week. The DVD was filmed at Blackpool Opera House. The subject of this article may not satisfy the notability guideline or one of the following guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia: Biographies, Books, Companies, Fiction, Music, Neologisms, Numbers, Web content, or several proposals for new guidelines. ...

On 29 November 2006, McGuinness hosted The Paul O'Grady Show whilst O'Grady took the week off. McGuinness interviewed guest stars Emma Bunton and Michael Ball, took part in an assault course and attempted to sew a dress for Bunton at the end of the show. is the 333rd day of the year (334th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The New Paul OGrady Show (formerly The Paul OGrady Show) is a British comedy chat show on Channel 4, formerly aired on ITV1. ... Emma Lee Bunton (born 21 January 1976) is an English pop singer, songwriter, and occasional actress. ... There are several people named Michael Ball: Michael Ball (singer), a singer and actor Michael Ball (footballer), an English football (soccer) player Category: ... Assault course (also called trim trail) is a special sort of trail that combines running and exercising. ...

In 2007, McGuinness presented Raiders of the Lost Archive on ITV1, a show in which he and his guests (in the first show, Bruce Forsyth, Chris Tarrant and Michael Parkinson) watched TV shows they had appeared in years ago, which they had previously thought were lost. He is also the face of Greggs, appearing in adverts as a gardener with his friend back from honeymoon ("Did you take me to Mauritius?") and also taking his pasty on a romantic country drive. Bruce Forsyth, CBE (born Bruce Joseph Forsyth-Johnson on 22 February 1928) is a British showman and entertainer who achieved celebrity on the show Sunday Night at the London Palladium, and became a household name in the UK, going on to present the television shows The Generation Game, Play Your... Christopher John Tarrant OBE (born 10 October 1946, Reading, Berkshire) is an English radio broadcaster, television presenter and war lord, now best known for hosting the TV game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. // Tarrant was educated at the Kings School, Worcester (1960-4) where he excelled at... Michael Parkinson CBE (born 28 March 1935) is an English journalist and television presenter. ... Greggs plc is the largest specialist retail bakery chain in the United Kingdom. ...

Future projects

A third series of Phoenix Nights has been rumoured and a second series of Road to Nowhere is also planned for sometime in the future. According to his official website, a new stand-up tour is planned for 2008.


  1. ^ England & Wales, Birth Index: 1837-1983. Ancestry.co.uk. URL accessed 21 June 2007.

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External links

  • Official Patrick McGuinness Site
  • Revellation Ltd, agent
  • Unofficial Fan Site of Patrick McGuinness - www.patrickmcguinness.net

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