David Baddiel

Comedian

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.

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Bio

David Baddiel Speaking
David Baddiel Speaking

David Baddiel is a comedian, author, screenwriter and television presenter.

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.

Jews Don’t Count

Following the publication of his bestselling polemic Jews Don’t Count, David has been at the forefront of tackling antisemitism in the media, sport, and more broadly, the progressive left. The book became The Sunday Times Politics and Current Affairs Book of the Year, 2021 and enjoyed critical acclaim in the UK, Europe and US. He has been invited to speak on antisemitism for audiences in Berlin, New York, Florida, São Paulo, Gothenburg, Cape Town, and all around the UK. In 2022, Jews Don’t Count was adapted into a documentary for Channel 4.

David’s Documentaries

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.

 

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. In March 2024, David performed all three of his stand up shows again across three dates at The Royal Court Theatre which were filmed for TV specials.

David’s books

David has published ten hugely successful children’s books, alongside four critically-acclaimed novels as well as writing the hit comedy film The Infidel. His latest polemic The God Desire, was published in April 2023.

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