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TV: The Trouble With Dad, C4

When I saw David Baddiel’s latest stage show My Family: Not The Sitcom, I expected it to be equally about both of his intriguing, eccentric parents. In fact it was predominantly about his late mother Sarah and her long-running affair with a golfer. There was less about Baddiel’s father Colin, who has a form of dementia called Pick’s Disease. This television documentary redresses the balance, telling the moving story of his father.

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Video: Red Nose Day Hits The Road with David Baddiel, Russell Kane, Katy Brand, Hugh Dennis and more

Three pairs of comedians, dubbed the Red Nose Convoy, are heading from Kenya to Uganda delivering crucial supplies and seeing first-hand how money donated is changing lives.

The three twosomes are Reggie Yates (not sure if he counts as comedian but that's what the Comic Relief says) and Chewing Gum star Michaela Coel, David Baddiel and Hugh Dennis and Russell Kane and Katy Brand.

Watch a clip of what is in store for them here.

News: Final West End Run For David Baddiel's My Family: Not The Sitcom

David Baddiel's critically-acclaimed show My Family: Not The Sitcom is to return to the stage for an extended 10-week run at London’s Playhouse Theatre from Tuesday March 28th. These dates will be the final chance to see  hit show. 

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News: BBC Axes David Baddiel Radio Show

The BBC has not recommissioned the Radio 4 show Don’t Make Me Laugh.

The show was created and fronted by David Baddiel and got into hot water earlier this year over jokes about the sex life of the Queen in a pre-recorded episode which coincided with the day of the Queen’s 90th birthday.

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News: David Baddiel's Train of Thought

Virgin Trains today launches its first-of-a-kind children’s story, The Girl Who Had Never Been On a Train, written by comedian and award-winning children’s author, David Baddiel, in his role as Virgin Trains’ ‘Summer Author’. The exclusive story has been brought to life with drawings from by award-winning illustrator Jim Field.  

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News: Jokes About Queen's Sex Life A "Serious Breach"

The BBC Trust has ruled that the episode of R4 comedy Don't Make Me Laugh broadcast on the day of the Queen's ninetieth birthday that included jokes about her sex life was in "serious breach" of editorial guidelines. 

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News: David Baddiel Wins New Book Award

David Baddiel is one of the winners of the inaugural Laugh Out Loud Awards, known as “The Lollies”. These awards were created by Scholastic, the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, to celebrate the funniest children’s books. The full results have just been announced and Baddiel and illustrator Jim Field won Best Laugh Out Loud Book for 9-13 year olds for their book The Parent Agency.

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News: West End Transfer For David Baddiel's My Family: Not The Sitcom

David Baddiel's brutally honest, brutally funny show My Family: Not The Sitcom is to transfer to the West End following a successful sell-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory.

It will transfer to the Vaudeville Theatre and run from 12th September to 15th October. Pre-sale tickets are available to buy from 9am on Tuesday 21st June and the show goes on general sale on Friday 24th June. 

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Live Review: David Baddiel, Menier Chocolate Factory, SE1

This review first appeared in the Evening Standard here.

 

David Baddiel has never shied away from honesty but he is more brutally honest than ever in My Family: Not The Sitcom. Not about himself so much this time, but about his parents. 

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News: David Baddiel Announces Dates For New Show

David Baddiel has confirmed dates for his new show, My Family: Not The Sitcom. The show will debut at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory on May 10th and will run for six weeks. Tickets are available now for Chocolate Factory members and go on general sale on Wednesday 2nd March. 

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