“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 Comedian with formidable skill” – The List
“ A barrage of non-stop banter and jokes… This is a show that showcases Farnan’s rapier wit whilst running the gamut of prejudices that exist in our society – Allthefestivals.com
Keith Farnan: No Blacks. No Jews. No Dogs. No Irish. All Welcome sold out it’s run in Londons West End Soho Theatre as well as having sold out it’s run at last years Edinburgh Festival.
Whilst working in a restaurant in the USA, Keith came across this old-fashioned sign in the manager’s office. Stranger still is that the employees consisted of a young African-American, a Jewish waiter and his Irish self, but no dogs to be seen, so perhaps certain prejudices never die. ‘No Blacks. No Jews. No Dogs. No Irish. All Welcome’ is the exploration into racism and the dangers of the possible returns of prejudice against immigration.
Keith has always found being Irish an advantage – who doesn’t love a good old Irish accent whilst sipping on a pint of stout? But it wasn’t always like this and signs such as “No Irish Need Apply” were commonplace where the Irish landed in droves. So what happened to change people’s mind? And how have the Irish treated their own immigrants over the years?
So in this hilarious hour of political queries and investigation, expect lots of questions, very few answers but plenty of laughs!
Pick of the Week – SUNDAY TIMES CULTURE
Ten Best Comedy Gigs – THE INDEPENDENT