Comedian, author, screenwriter and television presenter, David Baddiel has been a prominent name in comedy for over thirty years. He is also a highly-sought after awards host and after-dinner performer with a breadth of experience in Corporate settings.
In 1992, he performed to 12,500 people with Rob Newman at the Wembley arena in the UK’s first ever arena comedy show and was credited as turning comedy into “The New Rock’n’Roll”. This followed the hit TV shows The Mary Whitehouse Experience (BBC2) and Newman and Baddiel in Pieces (BBC2). Alongside fellow comedian Frank Skinner, David later created and presented Fantasy Football and Baddiel & Skinner Unplanned. The pair went on to write the seminal football album Three Lions together with The Lightning Seeds.
David has made several acclaimed documentaries, including the 2016 travel documentary David Baddiel On The Silk Road (Discovery) and in 2017, The Trouble with Dad (Channel 4), which followed David and his brother Ivor as they care for their father Colin and his experiences with Pick’s Disease. More recently he created and presented Confronting Holocaust Denial and Social Media, Anger and Us on BBC2.
Also an award-winning author, David has written ten hugely successful children’s books, alongside four critically-acclaimed novels, and in 2021 he released the Sunday Times Political Book of the Year – his polemic ‘Jews Don’t Count’. David followed the book with a documentary on the subject which aired on Channel 4 in November 2022. David’s most recent book, ‘The God Desire’ was released in April 2023.’
Returning to stand-up in 2013, David brought his critically acclaimed show, Fame: Not The Musical to stages nationwide, and later premiered My Family: Not the Sitcom (2016) which ran for an impressive 15-weeks on London’s West End and was nominated for an Olivier Awards. David brought his debut play God’s Dice to the Soho Theatre in 2019, described as a “cracking theatrical gift” by WhatsOnStage. His latest stand-up show, Trolls: Not the Dolls, toured in 2020 and 2021.
“Everybody loved him! I don’t think we ever had anybody on stage who managed to control the audience so well and managed to make them listen!! Job extremely well done! Would have him again anytime!”