David Baddiel is a comedian, author and presenter.
One of the country’s most successful post-alternative comedians, Baddiel is responsible for some of the most memorable and groundbreaking comedy achievements over the past 20 years.
He first came to prominence with comedy partner Rob Newman on the topical sketch show – The Mary Whitehouse Experience. This was followed by Newman and Baddiel in Pieces.
In 1992, he performed to 12,500 people with Rob Newman in the UK’s first ever arena comedy show and was credited as turning comedy into “The New Rock’n’Roll” long before arena comedy gigs became commonplace.
Together with Frank Skinner, David created and presented Fantasy Football (BBC Two and ITV 1) and Baddiel & Skinner Unplanned (ITV 1) while also, alongside the Lightning Seeds, attained three number one hits with the football anthem ‘Three Lions’.
In addition, he wrote and starred in his own sitcom, Baddiel’s Syndrome (Sky One).
David has also hosted two series of his topical Radio 4 show Heresy, which saw a team of three highly opinionated guests use their wit, wisdom and verbal dexterity to argue against popular prejudice and overthrow received opinion; and in November 2007, screened his documentary Baddiel and the Missing Millions on BBC One.
April 2010 saw the release of David’s long-awaited film, the critically acclaimed feel-good comedy The Infidel.
Starring Omid Djalili, Richard Schiff, Matt Lucas and Miranda Hart, The Infidel received a glut of four star reviews and was hailed as “the Summer’s funniest film”.
Away from stage and screen, David Baddiel has been writing for over 20 years.
His books include:
- Time for Bed (1996)
- Whatever Love Means (2002)
- The Secret Purposes (2006)
- The Death of Eli Gold (2011)
After nearly 15 years away David returned to the stage in 2013 with his critically acclaimed show FAME: Not The Musical. The show discusses David’s strange relationship with celebrity and what it is like to live a life in (and out of) fame.
David Baddiel is available as an awards host and after dinner speaker.