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 57)
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, to a Jewish family.[1] 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,[2] 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. ^ Schneider, David (9 May 2019). "Here's how to talk about Israel without sliding into antisemitism". The Independent. Retrieved 10 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Exeter welcomes David Schneider (1981, Modern Languages)". Exeter College, Oxford. Retrieved 7 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Shut up and make us laugh". The Times. London. 11 February 2006. Retrieved 5 September 2007.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ Making Stalin Laugh Retrieved 29 October 2011.
  6. ^ Hemley, Matthew (5 September 2007). "Comedian Schneider directs new magazine-based sitcom". The Stage. Retrieved 5 September 2007.
  7. ^ Up Close And Personal - Pilot The British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 29 October 2011.
  8. ^ 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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