'Time Out Critics Choice - London, New York, Hong Kong & Dubai
“Artful, satirical…with a lightness of touch and a hefty helping of roguish Celtic charm” - THE SUNDAY TIMES
Keith Farnan is an Irish comedian and former lawyer who’s performed stand-up all over the world from the Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival to New York, Hong Kong and the Middle East. His many TV appearances include Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow for BBC1, Talk Of The Fest & Comedy Factory for Comedy Network and his own show Money, Money, Money: Keith Farnan Versus The Economy for Irish National Television, RTE2. More recently the USA network Showtime broadcast Keith on their new standup show, Live From Amsterdam, which brings together the best American and European comedians working today.
Other TV credits include The Comedy Channel’s Live At The Comedy Store, RTE’s The Social, BBC 3’s Most Annoying People, BBCNI’s One Night Stand and BBC 3’s Olympics Greatest Moment.
On radio, Keith wrote and starred in his own comedy show The Insomniac Club for BBC Radio NI and has made numerous guest appearances on BBC Radio Scotland’s The Guessing Game with Clive Anderson, Colin Murphy’s Great Unanswered Questions for BBCNI and 'Team Captain' on Bad Language for BBC Radio Scotland & BBC NI.
Since 2014 Keith has written and voiced continuity for DAVE. He's also written for RTE’s Satirical panel show That’s All We’ve Got Time For and is a recent winner of the Irish Times Fishamble’s Tiny Plays contest, as well as writing for Time Out London, Hot Press and The Irish Post.
Keith’s last five Edinburgh shows were critically acclaimed and transferred to the Soho Theatre and London’s Royal Festival Hall. 'Cruel and Unusual' was a comedy about the death penalty in America. 'No Blacks. No Jews. No Dogs. All Welcome' explored the rise of fascism and 'Sex Traffic' addressed women’s rights. 'Money, Money, Money: Keith Farnan Versus The Economy' was adapted into a 40 minute comedy documentary for RTE 2 (Ireland’s National Television) and his most recent show 'Anonymous' (2016) , explored a world without privacy and is currently touring . In 2017 Keith will be returning to Edinburgh with two new shows.
“Farnan will make you think hard and laugh even harder” – THE LIST
“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
“This is political comedy at its best, perfectly balanced, deadly serious and very funny” - THE SKINNY