“a must read and if you think YOU don’t need to read it, that’s just the clue to know you do.”
Sarah Silverman

“Magnificent. Breathtaking. And shockingly rare … another one-sitting wonder”
Stephen Fry

“insightful, illuminating and extremely funny”
Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard ★★★★

“no-holds-barred comedy… this is dangerous stuff. But then the best comedy often is”
John Nathan, Metro ★★★★★

“Invigoratingly funny. Baddiel continues his extraordinary run of form as a live comedian as he reprises and reframes his best and worst Twitter encounters. Huge fun it is too”
Dominic Maxwell, The Times ★★★★

PRAISE FOR DAVID’S ‘NOT THE…’ TRIOLOGY (Fame: Not the Musical, My Family: Not the Sitcom and Trolls: Not the Dolls)
John Nathan, Metro ★★★★★; Brian Logan, The Guardian ★★★★; Michael Billington, The Guardian ★★★★; Dominic Maxwell, The Times ★★★★; Ann Treneman, The Times ★★★★; Stephen Armstrong, The Sunday Times ★★★★; Chris Bennion, The Telegraph ★★★★; Mark Monahan, The Telegraph ★★★★; Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard ★★★★; Fiona Mountford, Evening Standard ★★★★; Alice Jones, The i ★★★★; Mark Wareham, The Mail on Sunday ★★★★; Boyd Hilton, Heat ★★★★★; Veronica Lee, Independent ★★★★; Jay Richardson, The Scotsman★★★★; Simon Thomson, City AM ★★★★; Steve Bennett, Chortle ★★★★; Ben Hewis, WhatsOnStage ★★★★; Brian Donaldson, The List ★★★★; John Nathan, The Jewish Chronicle ★★★★★; Simon Brew, Den of Geek ★★★★★

LONDON – 11th July – It was announced today that David Baddiel will return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the first time in ten years with two shows, Talking Books – Jews Don’t Count & The God Desire at Assembly George Square Studios, Studio One from 2nd – 10th August at 1.20pm, as well as a rare opportunity to see a revival of his latest smash-hit one man shows with The ‘Not the…’ Trilogy (WIP).

Tickets are on sale now. Full dates and tickets at davidbaddiel.com

In Talking Books – Jews Don’t Count & The God Desire, join David for an informal and unscripted Q&A between David and the audience, exploring the ideas in his bestselling books Jews Don’t Count & The God Desire.  Alongside readings from the books and followed by a book signing afterwards, David will answer all your questions about modern anti-semitism, God, atheism and also, if you insist, football.

The ‘Not the…’ Trilogy (WIP) will see David return to the all three of his critically acclaimed shows in a series of intimate work-in-progress performances ahead of plans to record them as comedy specials in the autumn.  In 2013 Fame: Not the Musical saw David successfully return to stand-up comedy after 15 years away, this was then followed up in 2016 by My Family: Not the Sitcom, which ran on London’s West End for 15 weeks and saw David nominated for an Olivier Award. The most recent show, Trolls: Not the Dolls, toured to widespread critical acclaim in 2020 and 2021.


David Baddiel – Talking Books – Jews Don’t Count & The God Desire
Venue:                   Assembly George Square Studios, Studio One
Date & Time:        2nd – 10th August at 1.20pm
Duration:               70 mins (with a book signing after)
Web:                      davidbaddiel.com

David Baddiel – The ‘Not the…’ Trilogy (WIP)
Venue:                   Monkey Barrel, Three
Date & Time:        4th August (Fame: Not the Musical) / 6th August (My Family: Not the Sitcom) / 9th August  (Trolls: Not the Dolls) at 8.30pm
Duration:               60 mins
Web:                      davidbaddiel.com

For more information, images, press tickets, or if you have interview requests, please contact: Dan Lloyd at DLloyd@avalonuk.com or Perrine Davari at PDavari@avalonuk.com / 020 7598 8000

Notes to editors:

 About David Baddiel

David Baddiel is a comedian, author, screenwriter and television presenter.

In 1992, he performed to 12,500 people with Rob Newman at the Wembley arena in the UK’s first ever arena comedy show and was credited as turning comedy into “The New Rock’n’Roll”. This followed the hit TV shows The Mary Whitehouse Experience (BBC Two) and Newman and Baddiel in Pieces (BBC Two). David later created and presented – with Frank Skinner – Fantasy Football and Baddiel & Skinner Unplanned. Alongside The Lightning Seeds, the pair also wrote the seminal football anthem Three Lions. David has made several acclaimed documentaries, including the 2016 travel documentary David Baddiel On The Silk Road (Discovery) and in 2017, The Trouble with Dad (Channel4). More recently he created and presented Confronting Holocaust Denial and Social Media, Anger and Us on BBC Two.

David has published ten hugely successful children’s books (The Person Controller, AniMalcolm, The Boy Who Could Do What He Liked, Birthday Boy, Head Kid, The Taylor Turbochaser, The Parent Agency, Future Friend, The Boy Who Got Accidentally Famous and Only Children) and recently he published the Sunday Times bestselling non-fiction polemic Jews Don’t Count, and due to the success of this book, David has also written and presented a documentary under the same title for Channel 4, which was released in late 2022. David’s most recent non-fiction book, The God Desire, was published earlier this year. David has also written four critically-acclaimed adult novels (The Death of Eli Gold, Time For Bed, Whatever Love Means and The Secret Purposes), as well as writing the hit comedy film The Infidel.

David has created and starred in a several returning radio shows, including Heresy (BBC Radio 4), Don’t Make Me Laugh (BBC Radio 4), and David Baddiel Tries to Understand (BBC Radio 4).

About Avalon

Avalon is a multi-award-winning talent management, television production and live promotion group with offices in London, Los Angeles and New York.

Avalon, Artist Rights Group (ARG) and The Agency represent a prolific roster of artists including comedians, actors, presenters, writers and directors. Avalon’s numerous ground-breaking returning television shows currently in production include: Not Going Out (BBC), the UK’s longest running sitcom on air; Taskmaster (Channel 4), the BAFTA-winning hit entertainment format showing in 150 countries; multi Emmy-winning, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO); The Russell Howard Hour (Sky), one of the network’s most successful entertainment show launches since 2010; Starstruck (HBO Max/BBC), a sitcom from Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Rose Matafeo; Buffering (ITV), a sitcom co-created by and starring BAFTA-winning comedian and voice of Love Island, Iain Stirling.  Breeders, the comedy series starring Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard (FX/Sky); the immediately recommissioned, The Chris & Rosie Ramsey Show (BBC); a brand-new series of the iconic comedy football show blending football fanaticism with celebrity chat, Fantasy Football League (Sky); and multiple comedy specials for Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max and Netflix.

Other landmark Avalon shows include BAFTA winning and multi Emmy-nominated Catastrophe (Amazon Prime Video/Channel 4), multi BAFTA-winning TV Burp (ITV), and Workaholics (Comedy Central USA). Avalon also distributes its catalogue of programmes to over 150 countries worldwide. Avalon has produced many globally successful podcasts and is regularly at the top of the UK iTunes chart with the multi-award-winning Shagged. Married. Annoyed by Chris and Rosie Ramsey.

As a leading promoter of live comedy, Avalon produced Newman and Baddiel: Live at Wembley, the UK’s first arena comedy show; Jerry Springer: The Opera, the first West End show to win all four UK ‘Best New Musical’ awards; and has continued to produce and promote live shows globally, as well as promoting more winners and nominees of the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Award than any other company.

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