Money, Money, Money – RTE 2,December 15th,10pm
MONEY, MONEY, MONEY: KEITH FARNAN VERSUS THE ECONOMY
Money, Money, Money: Keith Farnan Versus The Economy is a 40-minute comedy documentary adapted from Keith Farnan’s critically acclaimed stand-up show of the same title with interviews, archive footage and insights. Written and presented by lawyer-turned-comedian Keith Farnan, the programme takes a long hard look at the Irish obsession with money, exploring our brief love affair with vast amounts of cash and the subsequent fiscal meltdown. Keith and his contributors also present some cunning plans to repay the €85,000,000,000 Ireland now owes to Europe and the IMF. The show will be broadcast on RTE2 on the 15th December at 10pm
Why get a comedian to look at our economy? The truth is, we’ve had enough clowns running the country, so why not get a professional to look at it.
Key contributors in the show include Enda Kenny, Fintan O’Toole, David McWilliams, Mick Wallace and Senator Shane Ross among others.
Written and presented by Keith Farnan (BBC’s “Michael Mcintyre’s Comedy Roadshow”, “Live from Amsterdam” Showtime), directed by BAFTA nominee Virginia Gilbert (Hesitation, Striapacha) and produced by Katie Holly (The Savage Eye, Sensation).
CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR ‘MONEY, MONEY, MONEY’ the stand-up show:
“Never before have economists, tax avoidance or the Euro Zone crisis been so raucously hilarious. Farnan is utterly charming throughout, regaling us with a variety of witty anecdotes. In addition to his prodigious comic skill, Farnan comes across as an intelligent and genuinely lovely person.” – Three Weeks
“Farnan has a gift for making a crowd laugh and an atypical desire to make them think…one of Edinburgh’s most intelligent, questioning performers and sharpest comic wits”-WhatsonStage
“Farnan’s bond between the audience and himself deflates this heavy subject into something fathomable and deeply funny”: The New Current
“Farnan succeeds in making a grim picture entertaining” – The Scotsman
“Up-beat charisma serves Farnan well for his wandering, socially-conscious monologues on the Irish Financial Crisis” – The List