Monahan’s new stand-up show is about what life was like growing up in Britain during the 1990s as an Irish/Iranian immigrant whose family had come over from Iran a decade earlier. As identity cards and Cool Britannia were being introduced, Monahan found himself on the periphery as a teenager – trying to blend in but ending up with all the other ethnic groups!
Rewind Selector 90s is about identity, fitting in and enjoying the decade. ‘Drink and drugs and rock'n’roll’ was the trademark saying of the 1990’s but for the tea total and drug free Monahan it was ‘cake and tea and R&B!’ He still went to all night raves with his friends, but instead of party drugs he used fun size Milky Ways and Mars bars to keep his energy levels up so he could dance all night!
Monahan explores what life was like for teenagers in the 90s growing up with basic technology, unlike teenagers today who are growing up with technology that’s more powerful than a NASA spaceship in the 1960s! He compares the current problems teenagers face, such as faulty phone charger leads, dabbing and whether they should Instagram their dinner or just eat it, with problems of the 90s teenagers who didn’t have to make many choices as there wasn’t much to choose from!