Dane Baptiste

Original and provocative, Dane Baptiste is hailed as one of the most exciting acts in British Comedy. The London born stand up made history in 2014 as the first Black British act to be nominated for a comedy award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for his debut stand up show Citizen Dane. Following this nomination, the show enjoyed incredible success at London’s Soho Theatre completing two sold out runs with additional dates added due to phenomenal demand. His second stand up show Reasonable Doubts was again met with huge critical acclaim and performed to sold out audiences at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe, with his first nationwide solo tour following in 2016. In 2018 Dane set out on a massive world tour, covering numerous territories, with his smash hit third stand up hour G.O.D. (Gold. Oil. Drugs).

His extensive TV credits include Live at the Apollo (BBC Two), Mock the Week (BBC Two), 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4), The Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV2), Black, British and Funny (Channel 4), Frankie Boyle’s New World Order (BBC Two), Roast Battle (Comedy Central), Comedians Giving Lectures (Dave), Hypothetical (Dave), Tonight at the London Palladium (ITV1), Live from the BBC (BBC Three), Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled (Dave), Comedians Solve World Problems (Comedy Central) and more.

During the 2020 lockdown Baptiste performed on The Big Night In (BBC One) for Children in Need and Comic Relief. He has also hosted Live At The Apollo (BBC Two), Live from the Comedy Store (Comedy Central) and created, wrote and starred in his own sitcom Sunny D (BBC Three/One), which was the first black sitcom commissioned by the BBC in 20 years and is now being reformatted for US markets.

Dane also hosts his own hugely successful podcast Dane Baptiste Questions Everything, which was recently acquired by Acast in 2020.

In October 2020, Dane’s satirical new pilot Bamous was commissioned by BBC Three. Dane created and presented the comedy entertainment show which celebrated Blackness and Britishness.

In 2021 Dane launched his Chocolate Chip Tour to critical acclaim with shows continuing this year. 

Dane finished 2021 with regular appearances on The Steph Show and Unapologetic, both for Channel 4 and begins 2022 with his YouTube series The A-Z of Blackness.