- Location: Ireland
- Clip Details: Keith Farnan on Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow
- Clip Page URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMkT1oaYkuI
- Gender: Male
- Gig Price in £ (30 mins): Band-3:1k-5k
- Act Content: Primetime-TV-compatible
- Appearance: Caucasian-Dark
- Nationality: Southern Irish
- Accents: Irish, Cork
- Website: http://www.keithfarnan.com/
- For all enquiries phone: Get Comedy on +44 207 604 2944
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“Brilliant, thought-provoking and laugh out loud funny” – Time Out
Keith Farnan is the latest in a long tradition of great Irish comedians. His first two Edinburgh Shows have already been received with critical acclaim as well as Sell Out runs.
With a flair for combining intelligence, charm and sharp writing, his first show, Cruel and Unusual, dealt with the Death Penalty in America. Such was the response to the show, it appeared in the Royal Festival Hall in London as part of their Unwrapped Season. It has been touring various festivals and venues around Ireland and England since then.
The Second, No Blacks. No Jews. No Dogs. No Irish. All Welcome dealt with racism and immigration-ism and is being transferred to the Soho Theatre in March 2010 after a Sold Out run at the Edinburgh Festival 2009. Both shows featured on BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends and Cruel and Unusual is in development for Irish Television.
TV Credits include the Irish Stand-up shows, the “Liffey Laughs” for RTE as well as “One Night Stand” for BBCNI television. He has written and performed for the show “Sweet” on Irish Television and recently wrote for the Topical Panel show, “That’s all we have time for”. For Radio, he has written and performed his own comedy pilot, ”The Insomniac Club” for BBC radio as well as co-hosting and featuring on a variety of Arts Programs on Irish Radio.
“With his shaggy mind and ruffled demeanour he is as close to a reincarnated pre-Black Books Dylan Moran as we’re likely to see nowadays…
If Eddie Izzard had been Irish, he’d surely have turned out a lot like Keith Farnan.” – The Scotsman
“Both witty and insightful, Farnan combines charm and chutzpah and tells a good yarn – his jokes can be sparky and sometimes even edgy, yet he remains gleeful throughout” – The Stage
“A Pacy, Compassionate Show… A Comedian with formidable Skill” – The List