Awards Host and Stand Up Performer
With a hugely successful career that covers almost all genres of entertainment, David Baddiel is an acclaimed writer, presenter, director, producer, author and comedian. Most recently, he has toured the UK with his critically acclaimed stand-up show, Fame: Not the Musical; written and directed a sitcom pilot for Channel 4, entitled Sit.com which follows a technology-addicted family’s every-day life; created and hosted a panel show for Radio 4, called Don’t Make Me Laugh; hosted and created the factual entertainment programme David Baddiel Tries to Understand, also for BBC Radio 4; his first children’s book for Harper Collins, The Parent Agency, was released last year; and he adapted his smash-hit film comedy The Infidel into a stage musical alongside Erran Baron-Cohen.
David’s fourth novel, The Death of Eli Gold was recently released, following his three previously acclaimed titles. In 2010, he wrote the box office success The Infidel, starring Omid Djalli, Richard Schiff, Miranda Hart and Matt Lucas. In 2010, Baddiel reunited with Frank Skinner to exclusively present a series of shows from the World Cup in South Africa for Absolute Radio, which attracted over 3 million downloads.
With Frank Skinner, David created and presented Fantasy Football and Baddiel & Skinner Unplanned and, alongside the Lightning Seeds, released the football anthem ‘Three Lions’. In 1992, coming out of the BBC TV shows Newman and Baddiel In Pieces, and The Mary Whitehouse Experience, David performed to 12,500 people with Rob Newman at Wembley arena, in the UK’s first ever arena comedy show. He is also available for weddings and bar mitzvahs.