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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.


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.  


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. 


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.


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. 


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. 


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. 


News: Free Tickets For New David Baddiel Series

Don’t Make Me Laugh, created and hosted by David Baddiel, is set to return for a second series. It is the comedy series that asks comedians to do the one thing they hate above all else - NOT get laughs. Amongst the comedians joining David in this run will be Frank Skinner, Nick Hancock and Jason Manford.


News: David Baddiel On Family, Death And Comedy

David Baddiel has spoken for the first time about his new show, which will examine his complex relationship with his parents. My Family: Not The Sitcom is the follow-up to his acclaimed dissection of modern celebrity, Fame: Not The Musical.


Preview: The Comedy Week Ahead – Oct 13 - 19

Stewart Lee has joked in the past that he can’t resist doing a benefit because of the backstage crisps. Well, he’s back this week at the Hammersmith, sorry, Eventim Apollo on Friday as part of the Roar With Laughter fundraiser for the Zoological Society. You can do your bit for endangered species and have a giggle by buying a ticket. The line-up is pretty varied.


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