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Bread alert -- when Keith met Enda

Published 01/10/2011 | 23:59

He stole the show on BBC One's Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow last year.

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But Keith Farnan will soon be a well-known face on RTÉ.

I can reveal that bosses at the home station have commissioned the Corkman to turn his hit Edinburgh show Money Money Money into a TV documentary.

Chronicling Ireland's brief love affair with huge wads of cash and the subsequent fiscal meltdown, the programme features contributions from the likes of David McWilliams, Shane Ross, Fintan O'Toole, and Independent TD Mick Wallace.

Even Taoiseach Enda Kenny gave his tuppence-worth.

"We were filming outside the Dáil when who should walk past but the Taoiseach? I immediately asked Enda was he planning to sell off State assets, like the ESB, to pay back the €85bn we owe? Enda told me the Government only planned to sell off 'non-strategic assets'.

"So I asked: 'How do you define non-strategic assets?'

"Enda just winked and said: 'Non-Strategic is simply Non-Strategic'."

Keith seems to be a strategic asset for RTÉ himself, so you can expect to see more of him on TV screens in 2012.

Money Money Money airs on RTÉ Two on November 1. The former solicitor brings the live show of the same name to the Project Arts Centre from October 19-22.

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