Pat Condell

About Pat Condell

Who is it?: Writer, Comedian
Birth Day: November 23, 1949
Birth Place: Dublin, Ireland, British
Pseudonym: Eddie Zibin (used in the 1980s)
Birth name: Patrick Condell
Medium: Writer, comedian, stand up
Years active: 1982–present
Genres: Topical comedy, religious and political satire
Subject(s): Atheism, free speech
Website: www.patcondell.net

Pat Condell

Pat Condell was born on November 23, 1949 in Dublin, Ireland, British, is Writer, Comedian. Patrick “Pat” Condell is an Irish born British writer and comedian who is quite popular on the social media. For those who believe that social media stardom is only for the pretty young things, this gutsy and outspoken grandpa is here to prove you wrong! He was already a well-known comedian with years of experience performing live when he first ventured into social media in 2007. His outspoken monologues on sensitive issues like religion and political correctness have landed him in controversies several times. But nothing seems to deter this hilarious man who can crack jokes on almost anything under the sun without giving a damn to the ones claiming to be offended by his words. His outspokenness has also gained him a lot of fame and a healthy ever-growing fan base. Having begun his career as a comedian in the 1980s, he initially performed on the London alternative comedy circuit for several years, originally under the name Eddie Zibin. His writing career also started at around the same time. Naturally witty and blessed with a spontaneous sense of humor, it did not take him long to become a famous fixture on the British comedy circuit. His arrival on the social media platforms in the 2000s further boosted his popularity by exposing him to a wider audience. As on May 2017, he had 300k subscribers on his YouTube channel and 70k followers on Twitter, and 86k likes on his official Facebook page.
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Age 71 years old
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Born November 23, 1949 (Dublin, Ireland, British)
Birthday November 23
Town/City Dublin, Ireland, British
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Pat Condell’s zodiac sign is Sagittarius. According to astrologers, Sagittarius is curious and energetic, it is one of the biggest travelers among all zodiac signs. Their open mind and philosophical view motivates them to wander around the world in search of the meaning of life. Sagittarius is extrovert, optimistic and enthusiastic, and likes changes. Sagittarius-born are able to transform their thoughts into concrete actions and they will do anything to achieve their goals.

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Biography/Timeline

1976

Condell left school at 16, his first job being a dish-washer in the revolving restaurant on top of the Post Office Tower, now known as the BT Tower in London, for five shillings an hour. He became a vegetarian in 1976 after watching a deer being butchered. Condell did a number of jobs including six years of logging in Canada.

1980

Condell performed alternative comedy shows during the 1980s and 1990s in the United Kingdom. His first performance on stage was at the age of 32 in a comedy Sketch called Mountbatten’s Plimsoll. He also wrote poetry and appeared in the Poetry Olympics at the Young Vic Theatre in 1982, which led to a job writing weekly poems for the Time Out magazine. Condell was described at the time as "a manic gimlet-eyed, crop-haired poet" in Drama: The Quarterly Theatre Review book.

1991

From 1991 to 1994 Condell was a regular panellist on BBC Radio 1's "Loose Talk." During the mid-1990s, he was performing over 200 times a year. Due to the late nights and regular travelling he decided to start writing for other comedians, while still doing the occasional performance. In 1991 he performed comedy sketches at Duke of York's Theatre, which were released onto VHS as Barf Bites Back! (1991).

1996

Condell's 1996 play Barry Sorts It Out was given a negative review in the Financial Times, which described it as "a sordid East End comedy" which "repeats ad nauseam the same gag." The reviewer concluded that it is "a play with all the bite of a set of joke-shop fangs."

2001

Condell has been resolute and outspoken in his opposition to the development of Park51, near the site of 11 September 2001 World Trade Center attack, in lower Manhattan. On 4 June 2010, he released a video titled "No Mosque at Ground Zero", in which he said that it was representative of Islamic triumphalism and that the United States would soon be on the verge of Islamization and have its freedoms trimmed, as Europe has. The video has attracted 6 million views since it was uploaded. Speaking on why he believes the Mosque is offensive, Pat Condell stated:

2006

His 2006 stand-up show Faith Hope and Sanity, subtitled "A Few Jokes About Religion Before It Kills Us All," was a platform for his comedy and atheist beliefs. "This is the first time I’ve set out to write a show in order to say something, rather than just as a vehicle for stand-up" he said of the show. He performed the show at London’s Etcetera Theatre. Chortle gave Condell's 2006 show a negative review, noting that Condell is covering familiar territory but "is not quite up to the job," and observing that Condell's material was delivered "with very little variation in pace or tone, ... with the feel of a lecture" and "no structure, no building up to a passionate, climactic conclusion, no ebb and flow of storytelling." Chortle concluded that "Condell is still going through the motions."

2007

In 2007 he was criticised by Christian author Dinesh D'Souza on AOL News, who said "If the Televangelists are guilty of producing some simple-minded, self-righteous Christians, then the atheist authors are guilty of producing self-congratulatory buffoons like Condell." The book Raising Freethinkers: A Practical Guide for Parenting Beyond Belief, describes Condell as "breathtakingly intelligent, articulate, uncompromising, and funny". The New York Times Magazine described Condell as a "smug atheist".

2008

Condell's video Welcome to Saudi Britain was removed by YouTube early in October 2008, but reinstated shortly after. In it Condell criticises Britain's sanctioning of a Sharia court, and refers to the entire country of Saudi Arabia as "mentally ill" for its abuse of women.

2010

Additionally, Condell cast some doubt over the funding of the community centre, and claimed that Islam would have been banned in the civilised world if it wasn't for the fact it was a religion. He compared the system of Sharia and the Muslims who endorse it to Nazi Germany. The video was among the top 10 most discussed YouTube videos of 2010.

2011

Condell had posted more than 100 video monologues on various video sites as of August 2011, which together had notched up over 35 million hits, and his videos have been translated and subtitled into 14 languages on the dotSUB collaborative platform. In September 2009, he was one of the top ten most subscribed users on YouTube in the United Kingdom and the most subscribed to Comedian of all time in the UK. Eight of his videos are in the top hundred most commented on videos in the UK. Most of his YouTube videos chastise Islam and Western appeasement of Islam. His videos have caused Condell to receive hundreds of death threats but also a significant amount of support.

2019

Condell then accused Cohen of being "motivated by his own narrow personal and political agenda which has nothing to do with [Condell] or the video clip". The video was initially sent to them by fellow Peace and Justice Commissioner Jonathan Wornick, who said it "tries to expose intolerance in the Muslim world", such as "the intolerance of radical Islamists who say if you insult Allah, you should have your head cut off". Condell said that its popularity proves "there is an enthusiastic audience for comedy ideas and opinions which are routinely censored out of existence in the UK’s mainstream media, thanks to misguided political correctness".

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