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David Baddiel


David is one of the country's most successful post-alternative comedians and is responsible for some of the most memorable and ground breaking comedy achievements of the last twenty years. After nearly 15 years away David returned to the stage with his critically acclaimed show FAME: Not the Musical, a show that discusses David's strange relationship with celebrity.

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. This followed the hit TV shows The Mary Whitehouse Experience and Newman and Baddiel in Pieces.

David Baddiel reunited with Frank Skinner to record a series of podcasts for Absolute Radio during the 2010 World Cup, four years after they launched the World Cup's first ever podcasts which were downloaded by over 1 million listeners and nominated for a Sony Radio Academy Award.

2010 also 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 follows Mahmud Nasir, loving husband, doting father and something of a 'relaxed' Muslim whose world is turned upside down when his birth certificate which reveals that not only was he adopted at birth but that he's Jewish, and his real name is Solly Shimshillewitz. The film received four star reviews and was hailed as 'the summer's funniest film' (Andrew O'Hagan, The Evening Standard) with a stage version in development.

David has been writing for nearly 20 years, he has published four critically acclaimed titles to date; Time For Bed, Whatever Love Means, The Secret Purposes and The Death of Eli Gold. Together with Frank Skinner, David created and presented Fantasy Football League (BBC Two and ITV 1) and Baddiel & Skinner Unplanned (ITV 1) while also, alongside the Lightning Seeds, attained three number one hits with the unofficial England football anthem 'Three Lions'. In addition, he wrote and starred in his own sitcom 'Baddiel's Syndrome' on 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, his documentary Baddiel and the Missing Millions was screened on BBC One.

David is in demand as for hosting awards and after dinner speaking as well as stand up comedy.

Came to fame on TV as one half of the comedy duo Baddiel & Skinner, with Frank Skinner. As well as being a highly successful post-alternative comedian, David has written 4 books and the film The Infidel.

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