Keith Farnan: Sex Traffic (4 stars)

This article is from 2010

Keith Farnan: Sex Traffic

Facts to gasp at and jokes to die for

One thing you can be certain of with Keith Farnan is that he doesn’t just knock up a show on the train up to Edinburgh. Actually, it’s unlikely that any of the comics do that, but it’s a phrase that’s been doing the rounds for years. With two well-received Fringe shows about the death penalty and racism behind him, he’s now moving onto the despicable way that women are still treated in so-called civilised societies. With an array of facts (did you know that Rwanda has the largest percentage of women MPs than anywhere else in the world?) and a blizzard of cracking gags, Farnan will make you think hard and laugh even harder.

The tragic news is that this genial Irish juggernaut will be leaving the festival temporarily to be filmed for the next series of that Comedy Roadshow thing with the posh bloke in the suit. See Farnan now while he’s still playing rooms which appear to have ancient diseases dripping down the walls.

Underbelly, 08445 458 252, until 29 Aug, 6.20pm, £9–£10.50 (£6.50–£9.50).

Keith Farnan: Sex Traffic - How Much is That Woman in the Window?

  • 4 stars

Following the sell-out success of 'Cruel and Unusual' and 'No Blacks No Jews No Dogs No Irish, All Welcome', Keith Farnan returns with a unique stand-up show exploring how we value or devalue the women in our lives. This year saw the Women's Movement celebrate its 40 year anniversary. It also saw a high-class escort…