David Baddiel recently reunited with Frank Skinner to record a series of podcasts for Absolute Radio during the 2010 World Cup, four years after they launched the World Cup’s first ever podcasts which were downloaded by over 1 million listeners and nominated for a Sony Radio Academy Award.
2010 also saw the release of David’s long-awaited film, the critically acclaimed feel-good comedy The Infidel. Starring Omid Djalili, Richard Schiff, Matt Lucas and Miranda Hart, The Infidel follows Mahmud Nasir, loving husband, doting father and something of a “relaxed” Muslim who’s world is turned upside down when his birth certificate which reveals that not only was he adopted at birth but that he’s Jewish, and his real name is Solly Shimshillewitz. The film received four star reviews and was hailed as “the summer’s funniest film” (Andrew O’Hagan, The Evening Standard).
David is currently working on a fourth novel following his three critically acclaimed previous titles Time For Bed, Whatever Love Means and The Secret Purposes. Together with Frank Skinner, David created and presented Fantasy Football (BBC Two and ITV 1) and Baddiel & Skinner Unplanned (ITV 1) while also, alongside the Lightning Seeds, attained three number one hits with the football anthem ‘Three Lions’. In addition, he wrote and starred in his own sitcom ‘Baddiel’s Syndrome’ on Sky One.
David has also hosted two series of his topical Radio 4 show ‘Heresy’ which saw a team of three highly opinionated guests use their wit, wisdom and verbal dexterity to argue against popular prejudice and overthrow received opinion; and in November 2007, his documentary Baddiel and the Missing Millions was screened on BBC One.
David is one of the country’s most successful post-alternative comedians and is responsible for some of the most memorable and groundbreaking comedy achievements of the last twenty years.
In 1992, he performed to 12,500 people with Rob Newman in the UK’s first ever arena comedy show and was credited as turning comedy into “The New Rock’n’Roll” long before arena comedy gigs became commonplace. This followed the hit TV shows The Mary Whitehouse Experience and Newman and Baddiel in Pieces.
David is in demand as for hosting awards and after dinner speaking as well as stand up comedy.