Dane Baptiste

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Dane Baptiste is a British stand-up comedian and writer. He was nominated for the "Best Newcomer" at 2014's Edinburgh Comedy Awards and his comedy series Sunny D premiered on BBC Three in Spring 2016.[1]

Early life[edit]

Baptiste is from Hither Green,[2] South East London.[3]

Stand up career[edit]

Baptiste was nominated for the 2014 "Best Newcomer" Edinburgh Comedy Award,[4] becoming the first black Briton to be nominated.[citation needed] He was also nominated for a Chortle award in 2015.[2]

TV career[edit]

Baptiste has made appearances on Sweat the Small Stuff,[5] Virtually Famous,[6] Celebrity Squares,[7] Safeword,[8] Live at the Apollo,[9] Live from the BBC,[10] Tonight at the London Palladium,[11] Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled,[12] Mock the Week,[13] and 8 Out of 10 Cats.[14]

In 2016, BBC Three commissioned Sunny D, a sitcom that Baptiste wrote and starred in where he plays a Dane who still lives with his parents and twin sister Kadean in a crammed house that he is desperate to escape.[15]

Other work[edit]

Baptiste has also appeared on The Gaffer Tapes: Fantasy Football Podcast.[16]


  1. ^ Logan, Brian (20 March 2016). "Dane Baptiste: 'If we lived in an equal society, I wouldn't need to do comedy'". theguardian.com. Guardian News and Media. Retrieved 1 June 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Reasonable Doubts?". Sutton Guardian. Newsquest. 19 November 2015. p. 23. 
  3. ^ "Comedy at the Fringe". BBC Three. 
  4. ^ "Best Newcomer". Edinburgh Comedy Award. 
  5. ^ Sweat the Small Stuff. 12 November 2014. BBC Three. 
  6. ^ Virtually Famous. 11 May 2015. ITV2. 
  7. ^ Celebrity Squares. 24 May 2015. ITV. 
  8. ^ Safeword. 27 August 2015. ITV2. 
  9. ^ Live at the Apollo. 23 November 2015. BBC Two. 
  10. ^ Live from the BBC. 23 March 2016. BBC Three. 
  11. ^ Tonight at the London Palladium. 8 June 2016. ITV. 
  12. ^ Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled. 14 June 2016. Dave. 
  13. ^ Mock the Week. 16 June 2016. BBC Two. 
  14. ^ 8 Out of 10 Cats. 6 December 2016. Channel 4. 
  15. ^ "Sunny D". BBC Three. Retrieved 17 February 2016. 
  16. ^ Week 31: Train Baptiste FPL 16/17 The Gaffer Tapes, 6 April 2017