Dane Baptiste

Original and provocative, Dane Baptiste is hailed as one of the most exciting and unique 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, and the first nominee for best newcomer at the Chortle awards in the same year.

Dane also created; wrote and starred in his own sitcom; ‘Sunny D’ (BBC Three/One), which was the first sitcom commissioned by the BBC in 20 years with a Black British cast and is now being reformatted for a remake in the United States. His extensive TV credits include Live at the Apollo (BBC Two), Mock the Week (BBCTwo), 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 (BBCTwo), 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.

In 2021 Dane launched his Chocolate Chip Tour to critical acclaim with shows continuing this year, leading to a nomination for best tour show at the National Comedy Awards. Dane also hosts his own hugely successful podcast Dane Baptiste Questions Everything, which was recently acquired by Acast in 2020; and nominated for best podcast at the National Comedy Awards in 2021.