Dan Schreiber (producer)

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Schreiber presenting at Wikimania 2014

Dan Schreiber is a radio producer living in the United Kingdom and is also a writer for radio and television. He co-created the BBC Radio 4 panel show The Museum of Curiosity with host John Lloyd and co-producer Richard Turner,[1] and co-hosts the podcast No Such Thing As A Fish and its television spin-off No Such Thing as the News.

Early life[edit]

The son of an Australian father of Austrian descent, Schreiber was born and raised in Hong Kong, where he became proficient in Mandarin. He relocated to Australia at age 12, and then moved to the United Kingdom at 19.[2][3]


Schreiber is one of the researchers, or "elves", for the television panel game QI.[4] On 30 July 2009, Schreiber hosted an unnamed radio pilot which was performed in a manner similar to a radio breakfast show.[5] He has contributed to a number of books including The Naked Jape by Jimmy Carr and the QI spinoffs The Book of General Ignorance and G Annual. Schreiber also appears as a panelist and presenter on the BBC panel show No Such Thing as the News.[6]

Since 2013, Schreiber has co-hosted the cryptozoology-focused podcast The Cryptid Factor with Rhys Darby, David Farrier and producer Leon 'Buttons' Kirkbeck.[7]

After five seasons working for QI, Schreiber headed up an online start-up called ComedyBox[8][9] at Warner.[10][11] "The whole idea of ComedyBox was to fund people who wouldn’t be given money by TV stations, to make comedy sketches."[12] There, Schreiber executive produced Ken Russell's short Christmas film A Kitten for Hitler,[13] and Flight of the Conchords star Rhys Darby's ComedyBox clips[14] and stand-up DVD: Imagine That!

As a stand-up comedian,[15] Schreiber has toured with FolkFace from Radio 1's Chris Moyles Show and is a regular panelist on the E4 show Dirty Digest.

In 2016 he hosted No Such Thing as the News alongside James Harkin, Andrew Hunter Murray and Anna Ptaszynski on BBC Two. It is a television spin-off of the No Such Thing as a Fish podcast, in which the four QI Elves discuss their favourite facts that they have learned that week.

Show Us Your Shit[edit]

Show Us Your Shit (also known as Show Us Your Shit (or: Some Shakespeare, A Pair of Pyjamas & A Mutton Chop)) is an Instagram Live series created and presented by Dan Schreiber. Each episode features a different guest who shows Schreiber and the audience a selection of interesting objects from around their home. Schreiber created the show whilst staying at his in-laws' house during the COVID-19 pandemic.[16]

On 6 June 2020, Schreiber was featured on the BBC Radio 4 series Loose Ends to discuss Show Us Your Shit.[16]


  1. ^ Wolf, Ian. "The Museum of Curiosity – Production Details, Plus Regular Cast and Crew". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 12 August 2009.
  2. ^ Schreiber, Dan (13 June 2010). "@ianwolf I am also, I should add, a Hong Kongian from birth-12. Is Hong Kong in the world cup?". Twitter. Retrieved 13 June 2010.
  3. ^ Schreiber, Dan (13 June 2010). "@ianwolf I'm an Aussie. My dad is Australian & I grew up there from 12–19 (high school) family still live there". Twitter. Retrieved 13 June 2010.
  4. ^ "The People Behind QI". QI. Archived from the original on 25 March 2008. Retrieved 12 August 2009.
  5. ^ "My Radio Show". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 12 August 2009.
  6. ^ "No Such Thing As The News". BBC Two. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  7. ^ "The Cryptid Factor".
  8. ^ British Comedy Guide (13 August 2014). "Why comedy video websites fail". comedy.co.uk. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  9. ^ "Warner Music Entertainment launches comedy channel". econsultancy.com. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  10. ^ "Comedybox Warners (comedybox) on Myspace". myspace.com. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  11. ^ "Warner to Launch Comedybox". awn.com. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  12. ^ "Jack of all trades: Dan Schreiber". Honi Soit. 10 April 2013. Retrieved 12 November 2016. Honi Soit is the weekly student newspaper of the University of Sydney.
  13. ^ Russell, Ken (27 September 2009). "My Kitten for Hitler is all in the best bad taste". The Times. London. Archived from the original on 17 May 2011. Retrieved 17 August 2009.
  14. ^ Pipe, Bob (17 March 2014). "Comedy Box (playlist)". Retrieved 12 November 2016 – via youtube.com. I was in-house producer/director at Warner's ComedyBox.tv from 2007-2009. We later became MySpace Comedy. I shot, edited, produced and/or directed hundreds of comedy sketches. Here's a few of them
  15. ^ "Review: Stand Up for Ugly Animals". bristol247.com. 23 October 2014. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  16. ^ a b "BBC Radio 4 - Loose Ends, Annie Mac, Winsome Pinnock, Dan Schreiber, The Last Poets, LA Priest, Emma Freud, Clive Anderson". BBC. Retrieved 10 June 2020.

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