Pat Condell

Patrick Condell (born 23 November 1949) is a British writer, polemicist, and former stand-up comedian.wikipedia
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Time Out Comedy Awards

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In his early career he wrote and performed in alternative comedy shows during the 1980s and 1990s in London, winning the Time Out Comedy Award in 1991.

Young Vic

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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.
In 1982 the theatre hosted a Poetry Olympics, where comedian Pat Condell took part.

Duke of York's Theatre

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In 1991 he performed comedy sketches with other comedians at the Duke of York's Theatre in a show put on to raise funds for Amnesty.
In 1991 comedian Pat Condell performed sketches at the theatre which were later released on DVD.

The Comedy Store (London)

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Condell was a performer at The Comedy Store in the Cutting Edge team, with whom he performed at the Edinburgh Fringe in 1991.
The Comedy Store, at the Gargoyle and elsewhere, helped start the careers of Paul Merton, Ben Elton, Keith Allen, Jo Brand, Mark Thomas, Arnold Brown, Andrew Bailey, Pat Condell and John Sparkes.

Rational Response Squad

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Condell's first video, uploaded to YouTube on 8 February 2007 was his participation in The Blasphemy Challenge, an Internet-based project which aims to get atheists to declare themselves.
It was also the first YouTube video of comedian and Internet personality Pat Condell.

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Park51

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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.
Notable British comedian and internet personality Pat Condell criticized the construction of Park51 in a video entitled "No mosque at Ground Zero" where he claimed that it was representative of Islamic triumphalism and that the United States was soon on the verge of Islamization and have its freedoms trimmed, as Europe has.

British people

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Patrick Condell (born 23 November 1949) is a British writer, polemicist, and former stand-up comedian.

Stand-up comedy

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Patrick Condell (born 23 November 1949) is a British writer, polemicist, and former stand-up comedian.

Alternative comedy

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In his early career he wrote and performed in alternative comedy shows during the 1980s and 1990s in London, winning the Time Out Comedy Award in 1991.

BBC Radio 1

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He was also a regular panelist on BBC Radio 1's Loose Talk programme.

Internet

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In early 2007 he began uploading to the internet short filmed monologue polemics primarily about religious authority, authoritarianism in government and left-wing politics, and the societal effects of Muslim immigration into Europe, which have featured on the front pages of websites such as YouTube and LiveLeak.

Monologue

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In early 2007 he began uploading to the internet short filmed monologue polemics primarily about religious authority, authoritarianism in government and left-wing politics, and the societal effects of Muslim immigration into Europe, which have featured on the front pages of websites such as YouTube and LiveLeak.

Polemic

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In early 2007 he began uploading to the internet short filmed monologue polemics primarily about religious authority, authoritarianism in government and left-wing politics, and the societal effects of Muslim immigration into Europe, which have featured on the front pages of websites such as YouTube and LiveLeak.

Authoritarianism

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In early 2007 he began uploading to the internet short filmed monologue polemics primarily about religious authority, authoritarianism in government and left-wing politics, and the societal effects of Muslim immigration into Europe, which have featured on the front pages of websites such as YouTube and LiveLeak.

Left-wing politics

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In early 2007 he began uploading to the internet short filmed monologue polemics primarily about religious authority, authoritarianism in government and left-wing politics, and the societal effects of Muslim immigration into Europe, which have featured on the front pages of websites such as YouTube and LiveLeak.

Muslims

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In early 2007 he began uploading to the internet short filmed monologue polemics primarily about religious authority, authoritarianism in government and left-wing politics, and the societal effects of Muslim immigration into Europe, which have featured on the front pages of websites such as YouTube and LiveLeak.

YouTube

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In early 2007 he began uploading to the internet short filmed monologue polemics primarily about religious authority, authoritarianism in government and left-wing politics, and the societal effects of Muslim immigration into Europe, which have featured on the front pages of websites such as YouTube and LiveLeak.

LiveLeak

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In early 2007 he began uploading to the internet short filmed monologue polemics primarily about religious authority, authoritarianism in government and left-wing politics, and the societal effects of Muslim immigration into Europe, which have featured on the front pages of websites such as YouTube and LiveLeak.

Republic of Ireland

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Condell was born in Ireland and raised in England as a Roman Catholic.

Catholic Church

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Condell was born in Ireland and raised in England as a Roman Catholic.

Problem gambling

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His father was a compulsive gambler working in a betting shop until he was sent to prison for stealing money; he then died of leukaemia.

Leukemia

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His father was a compulsive gambler working in a betting shop until he was sent to prison for stealing money; he then died of leukaemia.

South London

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He was educated in several different Church of England schools in South London; saying of this time: "I found myself segregated in assembly and shunted into another room while everyone said their morning prayers. The whole pantomime seemed hollow to me even then. Once you become aware of the gulf between what people profess to believe and how they actually behave, it’s hard to take any of it seriously."

BT Tower

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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.