Patrick started gigging in 2002, and has played virtually every comedy club in Scotland as well as many in England, including The Comedy Store Leicester Square, Jongleurs Battersea, The Buzz Club, The Cellar Bar in Dublin as well as clubs in Newcastle ,Manchester, and Torquay.
The year 2003 seen Patrick reach the national finals of the Channel 4 competition “So you think you’re funny” at the Edinburgh Festival, and a whole series of gig at the world famous Edinburgh Fringe. Patrick also performed at various “Late & Live ” venues during the festival.
2004 saw Patrick become a Jongleurs regular with regular spots in Glasgow and Edinburgh and other venues across the UK from Newcastle to Bristol and Nottingham to Southampton,travel and distance is no obstacle to Patrick providing laughs!!
2005 seen Patrick promote and compere a very successful show at the Leicester Comedy Festival, as well as performing in a variety of places from The Hebrides Island, Torquay and Melton Mowbray, again demonstrating the universal appeal of his humour. The Big Smoke of London was again a calling point for Patrick with gigs at Jongleurs in Camden and Battersea, proving he has Capital Appeal.
Patrick has also hosted and presented a nightly TV chat show on regional TV station, Thistle TV, where he interviewed personalities from sport, politics and comedy. He also has a regular sell out gig in his hometown “An Evening With Patrick Rolink and Friends”, and also organised the yearly Lanarkshire Comedy Festival, which has brought top comedy acts to many towns in the Lanarkshire area.
In addition to his comedy work, Patrick regularly comperes events, most notably the DVD “Lord Of The Wing” a film about football legend Jimmy Johnstone, which has so far sold in excess of 60,000 copies. He has for the last 12 years compered the biggest St Patrick’s Day festival in Scotland, and also participated in “The Stand-Up 150” in 2003, in which he and other comedians entered the Guinness Book of Records
Patrick has also worked on stage at the Scottish Royal Academy of Drama & Music, demonstrating that his brand of humour crosses all barriers, and is an excellent after dinner speaker, much in demand simply because he can deliver a set to please and delight any audience.
With diversity that knows no bound Patrick also reached number 17 in the UK charts in as a backing singer on the single “Best Day Of Our Lives”, won the TV quiz “The Weakest Link” and had roles in TV and Film such as “Wasted” and “The Hour”.
Patrick has over the past few years made numerous trips to Canada and North America, performing in venues such as Yuk Yuks in Toronto and The Comedy Quarry in Detroit, The Riveria Casino in Las Vegas as well as hosting the “Matt McGinn Awards” on Broadway, but Patrick has always stated that his favourite city to gig in is Glasgow!!!