David Baddiel


An accomplished comedian, author, screenwriter and TV presenter, David Baddiel is one of the most well-known faces on the international comedy circuit. Known for his work alongside Rob Newman in The Mary Whitehouse Experience and his enduring partnership with fellow comedian Frank Skinner, David first started his career in stand-up comedy writing for numerous acts including Rory Bremner. After the success of The Mary Whitehouse Experience, David went on to present a number of his own shows on radio and TV, such as Channel 4’s A Stab in the Dark.

Eventually, David met and later shared a flat with fellow comedian Frank Skinner, and as a result of their joint love of football, wrote and performed the brilliant Fantasy Football League programme, which ran for three series on BBC2. The comedic duo popularly known as ‘Baddiel & Skinner’, became household names and were inseparable. The pair, along with The Lightening Seeds, wrote the iconic unofficial England Football Team anthem, Three Lions, which has seen a great deal of success, reaching number one in the UK an impressive three times. Indeed, Three Lions is still heard at football grounds across the world.

It was in 2000 that Baddiel & Skinner created the hit ITV show Baddiel & Skinner Unplanned, featuring the pair live and unscripted for over 60 episodes. The successful partnership of the pair meant that David and Frank joined up again in 2006 and in 2010 to record one of the first hit podcasts, Baddiel & Skinner’s World Cup Podcasts, live from Germany as well as South Africa. A huge success, the show was downloaded over a million times and was one of the first podcasts to be nominated for a Sony award.

David has appeared on a number of shows hit shows including Little Britain, Skins and The Life of Rock with Brian Pern, as well as guest appearances on panel shows such as 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and QI. After fifteen years away from the big stage, David triumphantly returned in 2013 with his critically acclaimed show, FAME: Not The Musical, and in 2016 released the show, My Family: Not The Sitcom, which also received rave reviews and was nominated for an Olivier Award.

Away from the screen, David has been writing for nearly twenty years. As a published novelist, he has authored numerous acclaimed children’s novels, including The Parent Agency, The Person Controller, The Boy Who Could Do What He Liked and Birthday Boy.

A brilliant comedian for any event, David Baddiel will have audiences in stitches from the very first moment. Offering hilarious anecdotes from his own life or others, as well as brilliantly devised comedic moments, there isn’t an event that David cant handle. Whether it be as an awards host, corporate entertainment or at an after-dinner function, David will make the event a resounding success with his expert comedic skill and professionalism.

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Listen to the infamous Three Lions, of which David co-wrote: