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About Dane Baptiste
Original and provocative, Dane Baptiste has been 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 Comedy Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Baptiste had incredible success with his debut stand up show Citizen Dane, completing two sold-out runs at London’s Soho Theatre. He has since written and starred in his own BBC sitcom series and made 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 in 2016.
In 2018 Baptiste set out on a massive world tour, covering numerous territories, with his smash hit third stand up hour G.O.D. (Gold. Oil. Drugs.) about our worldwide pursuit of wealth, power and pleasure.
Dane has announced a brand new international tour of his hotly anticipated new show, Chocolate Chip. He also hosts his own hugely successful podcast Dane Baptiste Questions Everything and is currently working on numerous scripted projects for both the UK and US.
Credits include hosting Live at the Apollo (BBC Two) and Live from the Comedy Store (Comedy Central), Tonight at the London Palladium (ITV1), Mock the Week (BBC Two), Live from the BBC (BBC Two), 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4) and his own BBC sitcom, Sunny D.
"A comical genius" ★★★★★ – Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
"Masterfully crafted" ★★★★★ – The Herald
"A striking set" ★★★★ – Guardian
"Observational comedy at its finest" ★★★★ – The Independent
"Outstanding" ★★★★ – Scotsman
"Powerful and persuasive" ★★★★ – Fest Magazine
Last updated: September, 2019