'Fame proved toxic for the relationship': when comedy double acts split
David Baddiel, Andy Zaltzman, Richard Herring and other comics on fame, failure and friendshipIn 1978, the year before the film 10 made a Hollywood star of Dudley Moore, the comedian appeared alongside his long-standing double-act partner, Peter Cook, on the Saturday-night chatshow Parkinson.“... [Read More]
David Baddiel: ‘I am constantly mistaken for Ben Elton and Alan Yentob'
I cry a lot. Especially on planes. What is that about? On a plane, I’ll be in floods at The Good Dinosaur.Raised in London, David Baddiel, devised the Fantasy Football League television show with Frank Skinner in 1994. He writes novels for adults and children, and scripted the 2010 movie The I... [Read More]
Fun factory: the finest comedy of summer 2016
Bridget Christie grapples with a Motörhead vibrator, David Baddiel tackles dementia, Todd Barry busts boredom – and Mr Swallow re-creates Houdini’s daftest escapeSummer culture: Theatre | Music | Film | Dance | ArtHaving ducked out of last year’s Edinburgh fringe to write a bo... [Read More]
David Baddiel: rumours about my dementia are greatly exaggerated
When he read in the newspapers that he had dementia, the comedian was as alarmed as his friends were. But perhaps that’s what happens when you talk about a complex subject to a media allergic to complexityLast weekend, I woke up to a number of consoling messages related to my decision to go pu... [Read More]
David Baddiel on 'The Infidel' (new movie about Muslim man who discovers he was adopted and his birth parents were Jews) | The Sun
Comic David Baddiel is risking the wrath of Muslims and Jews by poking fun at both religions in a new movie. The Jewish star is the writer of The Infidel, out today, about a Muslim man who discovers that he was adopted and his birth parents were orthodox Jews. [Read More]