David Baddiel

People With Dementia Are Still People - We Must Remember That

David Baddiel | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Entertainment
David Baddiel

My father has always been a sweary, impatient, irritated, lazy bloke. His loss of memory hasn't in fact lost who he is, like dementia can sometimes do. It's the opposite: it's turned the volume up on who he is - when the disease first took hold of him, he became like a Spitting Image puppet of himself.

David Baddiel, Frank Skinner Plot Return To Sofa For More Unplanned Chats

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Entertainment

There’s already been talk of bringing back ‘Men Behaving Badly’, and now the nostalgia for millenial lad culture continues, with David Baddiel a...

David Baddiel On How He Copes With Father's Ongoing Battle With Rare Dementia

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Comedian and author David Baddiel has opened up about his father’s battle with Pick’s disease, a little-known type of dementia. In a new show ‘T...

David Baddiel Explains How He 'Nearly Had A Threesome' With Two Spice Girls

The Huffington Post | Rachel McGrath | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Entertainment

Fans of quiz show ‘Would I Lie To You?’ might remember that David Baddiel once revealed he’s kissed two of the Spice Girls - Mel B and Mel C - a...

David Baddiel: Why Comedy Is Key In Getting Reluctant Kids Reading

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK Parents

David Baddiel is best known as a comedian and adult author, but it was his kids who inspired him to start his latest project. The 51-year-old bega...

If David Baddiel Hasn't a Clue About Brexit/Bremain, What Hope Is There for the Rest of Us?

Tim Thornton | Posted 25.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Tim Thornton

David Baddiel is a presumably urbane, intelligent, cultured and worldly fifty-something parent who works in the international entertainment industry. If HE hasn't got the Bruckingest clue about the Brexit question, then really - what hope do the rest of us have?

Caroline Frost

WISE WORDS: 'Calm Down, It Will Be All Right, You Will Have Sex'

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK Entertainment

In the latest in our WISE WORDS interview series - where stars from a whole range of fields share the important life lessons they've learned along the...

Book Review: 'The Person Controller' by David Baddiel

Samantha Baines | Posted 13.11.2016 | UK Comedy
Samantha Baines

The Person Controller is a real page turner or should I say jewel encrusted button presser. Indeed it presses all the right buttons for a generation of young video gamers and adults who may need reminding to switch off those pesky electronic devices once in a while.

Louise Ridley

We Asked Famous Men All The Questions Famous Women Get Asked

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK

Single dad Robert Peston loves yoga, describes work-life balance as "staying sane", and took advice from his 18-year-old son on whether to leave the B...

Book Review: 'The Parent Agency' by David Baddiel

Samantha Baines | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Comedy
Samantha Baines

There are many reasons adults should read children's books: they tend to be more fun, more outlandish and the writing is much bigger so you finish them in a ridiculously short time and feel proud. Baddiel's new book should be read by adults and children alike and the excellent word puns can be enjoyed by both.

Louise Ridley

Famous Atheists Tell Us Where They Get Their Values From

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK

Throughout November, The Huffington Post UK is featuring its Beyond Belief series, chronicling the remarkable lives of Britons who've taken on their f...

We Would Publish Your Book - If You Were a Woman.

Bennett Arron | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Bennett Arron

I asked some well known friends of mine if they would read it and give me their thoughts. Ricky Gervais said it it was; "funny from beginning to end" David Baddiel said it was; "Very funny" and Jimmy Carr said; "It's the perfect romantic comedy, I loved it". It has been suggested I use a female pseudonym to sell the book, or have a sex change - but I'm not going through that again.

Kickstarters v. Investors

Arvind Ethan David | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Arvind Ethan David

There's been much debate in the press recently about whether Kickstarter crowd funding campaigns offer backers a raw deal. If the rewards offered: previews, back-stage passes, special commemorative t-shirts, and premier invitations are really adequate compensation for early investment in a speculative project...

The Emotional Exhaustion of a Kickstarter Campaign

Arvind Ethan David | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Arvind Ethan David

Some 72 hours ago, David Baddiel, Stratford East and I launched our Kickstarter campaign, for Infidel - the Musical! In the weeks before this decision was reached, long debates were had. Was it odd, unseemly even, to be asking strangers and fans for money?

'Infidel - The Musical' Or the Valentines Day That Changed My Life

Arvind Ethan David | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Comedy
Arvind Ethan David

THE INFIDEL was an IMPOSSIBLY difficult film to get financed. It was the hardest I have ever worked on, as literally every studio, financier, and sales agent in town passed on it at least once, and several of them, just to be sure, did so multiple times. The reasons given were various and inconsistent, but lurking behind them all we detected the same issue: a vague but powerful fear of a broad comedy about Muslims and Jews.

David Baddiel Talks To Newsnight About Nicolas Anelka And The 'Quenelle'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

David Baddiel talked to Newsnight on Tuesday about the alleged anti-Semitic gesture the 'Quenelle' made by West Brom striker Nicolas Anelka in a recen...

Sweetly Misguided - Y Word Campaign of Peter Herbert and David Baddiel, Part 2

Andrew Gold | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK Sport
Andrew Gold

I'm a Jewish Spurs supporter and have had a season-ticket for two decades. The Tottenham faithful have incessantly chanted Yid Army throughout that time. And while I have witnessed the occasional flurry of anti-Semitic chanting, it has been decidedly rare.

Why Spurs Fans Must Never Stop Singing The Y-Word

Andrew Gold | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK Sport
Andrew Gold

For Spurs fans, Yid is not synonymous with Jew. It incorporates all minorities and makes Tottenham unique as the outstanding multicultural, accepting club in Europe.

Spurs Fans Defiant As Yid Chants Continue

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.11.2012 | UK Sport

Tottenham Hotspur fans defiantly bellowed the "Yid Army" chant in their 3-1 Europa League win over Maribor on Thursday night despite some quarters acc...