Keith Farnan

Insightful Comedian Tackling Key Political Issues

Keith Farnan is the kind of comedian for hire that some people may not have heard of but everyone who has seen him has been unable to control their merriment and struggled to prevent their sides from splitting.

A familiar face on the frequently televised Michael McIntyre Comedy Roadshow, Keith is best known for his irreverent humour that tackles some of the key political issues of the day. If your kind of comedian is the kind that makes you think at the same time as they make you laugh, then Keith is the perfect choice for you at your next event.

As a comedian for hire, Keith Farnan has performed around the world at some of the most prestigious comedy events on the planet. Over the years, he has had audiences guffawing themselves into painful stitches in the USA, Canada, the Netherlands, Hong Kong and throughout Europe, including – of course – the UK. Keith’s 24-day Fear Itself show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is indicative of the kind of depth that this outstanding comedian puts into every performance.

Likewise, his Cruel and Unusual show tackled the issue of the death penalty and ridiculed capital punishment “through the eyes of an Irish comedian”. Describing the death penalty as “just plain stupid”, Farnan also said it was “a barbaric, racist, politically motivated act of revenge that doesn’t achieve any of its so called aims, including deterring violent crime”.

However, Keith is much more than just another intelligent stand-up comedian for hire. He is also a writer in his own right, having produced screenplays and produced copy for various publications, including The Irish Post and London’s Time Out magazine. He also appeared on several TV programmes in the UK and Ireland and on countless radio shows.

To book Keith Farnan as the entertainment for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on0207 1010 553.

“I just wanted to say thanks for organising Keith.  He was a fantastic act, everyone enjoyed him, and it really made the night” – Hayley Bassett, Ubisoft 

“Keith compered our awards event brilliantly. He really understood the brief and the audience, and pitched his tone and pace perfectly” -Mandy Combes, Head of Operations, Red Bee Media

“We were very happy with Keith’s performance as well as with his flexibility and professionalism in handling an unusual setting and venue.” – Helene Leus, Motion Blur, Oslo 

“On behalf of the Scottish Legal Awards, a very big thank you for an excellent performance. Looking around the room during your set, and seeing 500 lawyers laughing and enjoying themselves was truly fantastic. You perfectly tailored your material to suit the audience, and Margo MacDonald MSP, chair of our judging panel praised that you didn’t once swear! A rarity! And we thank you!! We wish you lots of luck in your career and are excited to have you showcased on our website.” -Isla Munro, Scottish Legal Awards

“Keith was rated no. 1 speaker after our festival among other +70 guests from all over the world. A clear sign that the crowd really enjoyed the way he helped us in entertaining the delegates and keeping up the good vibe. Is not easy to make a interational festival about technology and digital marketing not interesting only but funny, too. I don’t know how… but Keith did it!” – Dragos Stanca, Founder of ICEE FESTIVAL

“Tryg Insurance has booked Keith Farnan on two occasions, and we are very happy with his performances. With energy and great humour, he managed to entertain a group of 130 managers with different nationalities and background. He engaged the audience in the show and made everyone laugh out loud. His performance was the talk of the evening, and we received a lot of positive feedback from our managers afterwards. We highly recommend Keith Farnan to other corporate shows, and we are planning to book him again.” – Karen Jacobsen, Trygvesta

“The audience response was excellent – they seemed to enjoy it and there was a lot of laughter and applause. Keith was very good, amusing and very clean. It was humour the audience could relate to, quite casual and seemed almost ‘off the cuff and he was friendly and engaging” – Colleen Holgate, Fisher Scientific

 “Keith recently performed at our Chamber Annual Dinner and it would be fair to say he went down a storm and was one of our most popular comedians to date. Keith had obviously done his research before the event and it was great to see him take notes when our key note speakers where presenting, this ensured his performance was bespoke to the audience. He was also happy to engage with the audience and this produced some of the biggest laughs of the evening. His jokes were excellent and they really hit the mark with our guests.  I would definitely recommend Keith for a corporate occasion, he goes above and beyond a standard performance and is great value, what’s more he is an extremely personable individual who made the effort to speak to the guests and the organisers after the event.!” – Stephen Wright, Bradford Chamber of Commerce. 

“Keith has been MC for four years at The Star’s sponsored tent at the biggest flat racing event in Ireland – The Curragh Derby Day – as well as doing other corporate gigs for us.  Keith is extremely entertaining, flexible and open to challenging and diverse briefs.  While his repertoire is packed full of clever anecdotes, funny philosophies and gut-tickling gags, his delivery is supple enough to adapt to any audience – his ability to engage his audience belies years of on-stage experience, genuine affability and just pure talent.” – Maeve O’Connell, The Daily Star

“Mr. Keith Farnan is known to me.  He was an after dinner speaker whom I engaged as part of the annual dinner dance (black tie) for the Irish Institute of Master Mariners. Mr. Farnan was a resounding success and he made the prefect pitch to the audience of some 180 people.  His after dinner speech was current, angled to an audience of mariners and he was able to hold the audience with his cleverly spoken tales.  I have no reservation in recommending Mr. Farnan as a great after dinner speaker” – Captain Brian Sheridan, Galway Harbour Master