David Schneider (actor)

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David Schneider
David Schneider 2015.jpg
David Schneider at Web summit, November 2015
Born (1963-05-22) 22 May 1963 (age 56)
EducationCity of London School
Alma materExeter College, Oxford
OccupationActor, comedian, director
Years active1980s – present

David Schneider (born 22 May 1963) is an English actor, comedian and director.

Early life[edit]

Schneider was born in London, England. He was educated at the City of London School, an independent school for boys in the City of London, before going to Exeter College, Oxford, where he studied modern languages,[1] and studied for a doctorate in Yiddish Drama. During his time at university, Schneider performed a predominantly physical comedy act that contrasted with the trend towards stand-up comedy in live performance comedy in the 1980s. It was at this time that he met Armando Iannucci, who in 1991 recruited him for news-radio spoof On the Hour.



  1. ^ "Exeter welcomes David Schneider (1981, Modern Languages)". Exeter College, Oxford. Retrieved 7 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Shut up and make us laugh". London: The Times. 11 February 2006. Retrieved 5 September 2007.
  3. ^ "My Yiddisher Mother Tongue". Radio 4 programmes. BBC. Retrieved 20 October 2009.
    Mahoney, Elisabeth (16 October 2009). "My Yiddisher Mother Tongue". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 October 2009.
  4. ^ Making Stalin Laugh Retrieved 29 October 2011.
  5. ^ Hemley, Matthew (5 September 2007). "Comedian Schneider directs new magazine-based sitcom". The Stage. Retrieved 5 September 2007.
  6. ^ Up Close And Personal - Pilot The British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 29 October 2011.
  7. ^ Calvario, Liz (11 February 2017). "'The Death of Stalin': IFC Films Buys Armando Iannucci's Upcoming Drama". IndieWire. Penske Business Media. Retrieved 4 December 2018.

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