No holds barred in David Baddiel’s latest show
PUBLISHED: 14:00 19 August 2017 | UPDATED: 16:09 20 August 2017
There are not many comedians who would feel comfortable mining topics like their father’s dementia for stand-up material – but David Baddiel is unquestionably one of them.
That is not to say the 53-year-old funnyman is crass or insensitive – rather, it shows his biting and insightful comedy remains firmly anchored in real life, and illustrates how readily he lays himself bare for his audiences.
Of course, Baddiel has never been one to shy away from tough topics or subjects which other comedians might consider off-limits.
From his breakthrough years in the 1990s as part of the comedic ensemble The Mary Whitehouse Experience, through to his renowned partnership with long-term collaborator Mark Newman, Baddiel has always been at the cutting edge of British comedy.
After he and Newman went separate ways, Baddiel struck up a new partnership with Frank Skinner, and since then has gone on to enjoy much success in his own right.
Recent projects are as diverse as writing and producing adult comedies for film and TV; writing award-winning novels for children and adults; and appearing on TV and radio panel shows and hard-hitting Channel 4 documentary The Trouble With Dad, which focused on his father’s battle with dementia.
He returns to the subject in his new Olivier Award-nominated one-man show My Family: Not The Sitcom, which also tackles ageing, infidelity, dysfunctional relatives, moral policing on social media, golf and gay cats.
David Baddiel will be at the Theatre Royal Bath on January 28.
Tickets cost £30.56 from 01225 448844 or www.theatreroyal.org.uk