David 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 (BBC2) and Newman and Baddiel in Pieces (BBC2). 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), which followed David and his brother Ivor as they care for their father Colin and his experiences with Pick’s Disease. In February 2020 BBC2 will air David’s latest documentary investigating Holocaust Denial.
David has published seven hugely successful children’s books (The Person Controller, AniMalcolm, The Boy Who Could Do What He Liked, Birthday Boy, Head Kid, The Taylor Turbochaser, and The Parent Agency) and 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).
David Baddiel returned to stand-up comedy in 2013 with his critically acclaimed show, Fame: Not The Musical. In Spring 2016 David premiered My Family: Not the Sitcom, which ran on London’s West End for 15 weeks and was nominated for an Olivier Award. His latest show, Trolls: Not the Dolls, is currently touring.