ABOUT

ABOUT BIO


David Baddiel has done lots of stuff. This website will tell you about it.

David was first known as one of the stars of The Mary Whitehouse Experience and then Newman and Baddiel In Pieces. In 1992, with Rob Newman, David performed to 12,500 people in the UK’s first ever arena comedy show. He is credited with making comedy “the new rock and roll” although no one is really sure who said that…

In 1994 David and Frank Skinner created Fantasy Football League allowing them to talk about football for a living for over 10 years. The pair, along with The Lightening Seeds, wrote the iconic unofficial England anthem ‘Three Lions’, which has been number one three times and is still heard at games around the world. I guess this would been seen as the ‘new lad’ phase.

In 2000 David and Frank created the hit ITV show Baddiel and Skinner Unplanned, going out live and unscripted for over 60 episodes. They joined up together again in 2006 and 2010 to record one of the first hit podcasts, Baddiel and Skinner’s World Cup Podcasts, live from Germany and South Africa. The show was downloaded over a million times and was one of the first podcasts to be nominated for a Sony award.

Away from the screen David has been writing for nearly 20 years. He has published seven books to date; Time for Bed (1996), Whatever Love Means (2002), The Secret Purposes (2006), The Death of Eli Gold (2011), The Parent Agency (2015), The Boy Who Could Do What He Liked (2016) and The Person Controller (2016).

In 2010 David wrote his first movie with the hit indie film The Infidel, starring Omid Djalili, Richard Schiff, Matt Lucas and Miranda Hart. Following its success, and a Kickstarter campaign, a stage version premiered at Theatre Royal Stratford East in autumn 2014.

After nearly 15 years away David returned to the stage in 2013 with his critically acclaimed show FAME: Not The Musical. The show discussed David’s strange relationship with celebrity and what it is like to live a life in (and out of) fame. In 2016 David premiered his new show My Family: Not The Sitcom at the Menier Chocolate Factory. A sell out, critically acclaimed run saw the show transfer to the West End at the Vaudeville Theatre.

LIVE




David Baddiel

Date City Venue Country
My Family: Not The Sitcom
25 May 17 London Playhouse Theatre UK
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26 May 17 London Playhouse Theatre UK
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27 May 17 London Playhouse Theatre UK
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27 May 17 London Playhouse Theatre UK
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29 May 17 London Playhouse Theatre UK
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30 May 17 London Playhouse Theatre UK
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31 May 17 London Playhouse Theatre UK
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31 May 17 London Playhouse Theatre UK
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01 Jun 17 London Playhouse Theatre UK
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02 Jun 17 London Playhouse Theatre UK
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03 Jun 17 London Playhouse Theatre UK
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03 Jun 17 London Playhouse Theatre UK
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01 Feb 18 Aberdeen Music Hall UK
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04 Feb 18 Cheltenham Everyman Theatre UK
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09 Feb 18 Truro Hall For Cornwall UK
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28 Feb 18 Birmingham Alexandra UK
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02 Mar 18 Lancaster Grand Theatre UK
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04 Mar 18 Salford Lowry UK
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08 Mar 18 Southend Palace Theatre UK
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11 Mar 18 Newcastle Theatre Royal UK
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12 Mar 18 Harrogate Harrogate Theatre UK
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16 Mar 18 Durham Gala Theatre UK
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17 Mar 18 Southport Atkinson Theatre UK
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18 Mar 18 Sheffield Memorial Hall UK
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19 Mar 18 York Grand Opera House UK
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24 Mar 18 Tewkesbury Roses Theatre UK
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25 Mar 18 Nottingham Playhouse UK
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28 Mar 18 Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall UK
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29 Mar 18 Northampton Royal and Derngate Theatre UK
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19 Apr 18 Dudley Town Hall UK
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22 Apr 18 Swindon Wyvern Theatre UK
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26 Apr 18 Worthing Pavilion Theatre UK
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27 Apr 18 Cardiff St Davids Hall UK
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29 Apr 18 Reading Hexagon UK
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02 May 18 Dartford Orchard Theatre UK
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05 May 18 Hayes Beck Theatre UK
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06 May 18 St Albans The Alban Arena UK
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10 May 18 Crewe Lyceum Theatre UK
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11 May 18 Leicester De Montfort Hall UK
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12 May 18 Eastbourne Royal Hippodrome UK
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13 May 18 Canterbury Marlowe Theatre UK
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17 May 18 Peterborough Cresset Theatre UK
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19 May 18 Stafford Gatehouse Theatre UK
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20 May 18 Winchester Theatre Royal UK
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23 May 18 Aylesbury Waterside Theatre UK
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24 May 18 Dorking Halls UK
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25 May 18 Porthcawl Grand Pavilion Theatre UK
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05 Jun 18 Aldershot Princes Hall UK
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08 Jun 18 Worcester Huntingdon Hall UK
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09 Jun 18 Swansea Grand Theatre UK
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12 Jun 18 Yeovil Octagon Theatre UK
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13 Jun 18 Exeter Northcott Theatre UK
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16 Jun 18 Portsmouth Guildhall UK
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17 Jun 18 Brighton Theatre Royal UK
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22 Jun 18 Leeds City Varieties UK
Time: 7:25pm.

BOOKS

The Death of Eli Gold

The Death of Eli Gold

2011

“An English as much as an American tale, a comedy as much as an elegy…Heartbreaking”
Independent

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The Secret Purposes

The Secret Purposes

2006

“It is a sombre, clever book, but, being Baddiel, is irradiated by flashes of dark humour.”
Spectator

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Whatever Love Means

Whatever Love Means

2002

“A black, sometimes tender read …An impressive and intelligent book from a novelist who deserves to be taken seriously.”
The Times

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Time For Bed

Time For Bed

1996

“Very, very funny, but it also manages to stay on the right side of realistic… I thought the book was terrific.”
Roddy Doyle

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The Parent Agency

2015

“Funny, sometimes moving, always engaging”
Guardian

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The Person Controller

2015

“A real page turner… a compelling story with relatable characters and meaningful life lessons.”
Huffington Post

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The Boy Who Could Do What He Liked

2016

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AniMalcolm

2016

A howling good read for kids everywhere

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