“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 ★★★★

FURTHER 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 ★★★★★

1st December 2023 – It was announced today that David Baddiel will give a rare opportunity to see a revival of his smash-hit one man shows with The ‘Not the…’ Trilogy as they are filmed at London’s Royal Court on Thursday 21st (Fame: Not the Musical), Friday 22nd (My Family: Not the Sitcom) and Saturday 23rd March (TrollsNot the Dolls) with two performances each day at 7pm and 9.30pm.

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

The ‘Not the…’ Trilogy will see David return to all three of his critically acclaimed shows.  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.


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 eleven 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, Only Children and Virtually Christmas) and recently he published the Sunday Times bestselling 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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