DANE BAPTISTE

BIO

FOSTERS COMEDY AWARD 2014 BEST NEWCOMER NOMINEE

‘Observational comedy at its finest’ | THE INDEPENDENT

‘Outstandingly perceptive’ | SCOTSMAN

‘Dane Baptiste is a comical genius’ | EDINBURGH FESTIVAL MAGAZINE

‘Dane Baptiste is equipped with the quiet confidence you only get from knowing that you’ve got gags to reduce any audience to hysterics’ | GUARDIAN

Original, provocative and exceptionally prolific – Baptiste is already being hailed as one of the most exciting acts to break in years. The London born stand up made comedy history in 2014 as the first black British act to be nominated for a Fosters Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

He had incredible success with his debut stand up show Citizen Dane, completing two sold out runs at London’s Soho Theatre (with additional dates added due to phenomenal demand). He has since written and starred in his own BBC sitcom series as well as numerous other TV and radio appearances. His second stand up show Reasonable Doubts was met with sold out audiences and huge critical acclaim at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe, with his first nationwide solo tour following.

Credits include Sunny D (own sitcom series for BBC,  Live at the Apollo (BBC Two), Tonight at the Palladium (ITV1) Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (Network Ten, Australia) Listomania (BBC Radio 2), Sweat the Small Stuff (BBC3), Virtually Famous (E4) Safeword (ITV2) and Celebrity Squares (ITV1).

Writing credits include Sunny D (own sitcom series for BBC), The Johnny and Inel Show Series 2 (with his own recurring sketch strand) & The Johnny and Inel Show Series 1 (Nominated for 2 RTS Awards).