Keith Farnan is an Irish comedian whose first two Edinburgh Shows have been received with critical acclaim. The first, Cruel and Unusual, dealt with the Death Penalty in America, and was brought to 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.
Keith is also a regular circuit comedian, frequently hosting or headlining the best clubs across Ireland, the UK and the world including the Comedy Store, The Glee Clubs and The Laughter Lounge in Dublin.
He filmed the stand up show, “One Night Stand” for BBCNI television and the Irish Stand-up show, the “Liffey Laughs” for RTE. He has written and performed his own comedy, “The Insomniac Club” for BBC radio as well as for the show “Sweet” on Irish Television and recently wrote for the RTE show, “That’s all we have time for”
The Scotsman said "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 Stage said "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 List said "A Comedian with formidable Skill"