Comedian, author, and screenwriter 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. David’s latest documentary Confronting Holocaust Denial with David Baddiel received wide praise after airing on BBC 2 earlier this year.
A hugely successful author, David has published seven children’s books since 2014 including The Person Controller, AniMalcolm, The Taylor Turbochaser, and The Parent Agency which have sold over one million copies. This follows the success of four contemporary fiction novels and his 2010 comedy screenplay The Infidel.
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 received an Olivier nomination for Best Family Show. David brought his debut play God’s Dice to the Soho Theatre in 2019, described as a “cracking theatrical gift” by WhatsOnStage, and he is now touring the country with his latest show, Trolls: Not the Dolls.
“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!”