Dane Baptiste comes to Cardiff!








Dane has just wrapped filming on his own BBC Three sitcom commissioned called Sunny D. And he’s recently appeared on Live at the Apollo. If you missed him on that (more fool you!) – be sure to catch him on Live at the BBC this month.

Hot off the press as well: ITV2 have commissioned ‘Elevenish’ – their version of the 11 O’Clock show – featuring Dane!


Since last August it has been non-stop for the Independent newspapers ‘Face To Watch in 2015’, Dane Baptiste. He had incredible success with his debut show Citizen Dane (which saw him nominated for Best Newcomer in both the Foster’s Comedy Awards at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival and again in this year’s Chortle awards), he has completed two sold out runs at The Soho Theatre (with additional dates added due to phenomenal demand), written and starred in his own sitcom pilot for BBC3 alongside numerous other TV and radio appearances and performed at the Melbourne Comedy Festival.

Now Dane is embarking on his own UK tour, the smash hit new show ‘Reasonable Doubts’, which has already been met with sold out audiences and huge critical acclaim at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Exceptionally prolific – Baptiste is already being hailed as one of the most exciting acts to break in years!

His new show is all about doubt. Dane’s life has changed in the last 12 months; he has achieved things that he had previously only ever dreamt about. But now he has doubts. Dane is questioning everything. Can he be a comedian distinct from the other seven black comics known in the UK? Will he now be considered the go-to guy for any formats that require ethnicity? Dane tells the audience that being the token gets you no respect from either sides of the colour lines. He explains that with the advent of reality TV it seems that no one wants a regular career. Everyone wants to be famous. Each generation preaches to the other. No one cares about religion anymore, we all worship technology. He has doubts about where we are going as a civilization. Who knows or even cares about politics today? Dane has doubts that he’ll ever have a successful relationship. People live a lot longer – and it was easy to be faithful if you were at sea for 3 months! But maybe he’s thinking about it too much.

Dane recently appeared on ‘Live at the Apollo’ (BBC1) and was recently seen on ‘Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala’ (Network Ten, Australia) ‘Listomania’ (BBC Radio 2), ‘Sweat the Small Stuff’ (BBC3), ‘Virtually Famous’ (E4) ‘Safeword’ (ITV2) and ‘Celebrity Squares’ (ITV1). Previous credits include ‘Seann Walsh’s Comedy Spectacular’ (BBC3), ‘Live from The Comedy Store’ (Comedy Central) and the ‘Comedy Marathon’ (BBC3).  His radio credits include Comic Fringes (Radio 4), Radio 1: Live from the Fringe as well as Phil and Alice Comedy Loz. Writing credits include ‘Sunny D’ (own sitcom pilot for BBC3), The Johnny and Inel Show Series 2’ (with his own recurring sketch strand) &The Johnny and Inel Show Series 1’ (Nominated for 2 RTS Awards).



“ … a striking set that leaves Baptiste’s talent in no doubt”


“…a strong crisp collection of earthy routines”      



“outstandingly perceptive…his on-going rise up the comedy talent ladder appears as assured as his ascension up the chart of Black British recognisability’                                          



“…masterfully crafted with special voices and signature moves…you will laugh, laugh lots…”


‘…thought provoking material…powerful & persuasive…he delivers high end absorbing comedy without holding back on the laughs…he killed it’

FEST ****


“…another stylish, funny and smart offering Reasonable Doubts proves Baptiste’s best newcomer nomination last year was no fluke”   



“Little is more satisfying in Edinburgh than when, following a promising (and indeed best-newcomer-nominated) début, a comedian returns the following year with something even better – and Dane Baptiste is a case in point.  Reasonable Doubts repeatedly makes you both laugh and think”



“…it’s not hard to see why he is being praised as the next big thing. Whilst good comedians follow the formulae of stereotypical stand-up, Dane Baptiste ignores it and makes up his own rules – if you want to see something genuine and exceptional, Reasonable Doubts should be at the top of your list.”



“Dane Baptiste has certainly more than arrived at the top end of the comedy world and a worthy arrival he is. I look forward to seeing him at the Fringe again next year, that is if he is not playing arena tours by then.”

ONE 4 REVIEW *****


MARCH                                                                                                BOX OFFICE

Fri 4th                            EPSOM – Playhouse (Studio)                                        01372 742555

Sat 5th                           HARLOW – Playhouse (Studio)                                      01279 431945

Sun 6th                          CANTERBURY – Gulbenkian                                          01227 769075

Thurs 10th                      BRIGHTON – Komedia (Studio)                         08452 938480

Fri 11th                         BORDON – Phoenix Theatre                                           01420 472664

Sat 12th                         MAIDENHEAD – Norden Farm (Studio)                           01628 788997

Thurs 17th                      ENFIELD – Dugdale Centre                                           02088 076680

Fri 18th                         BRISTOL – Hen & Chicken                                           

Sat 19th                         NORTHAMPTON – Royal & Derngate (Studio)                01604 624811

Sun 20th                        FARNHAM – Maltings (Studio)                                       01252 745444

Thurs 24th                      MILTON KEYNES – The Stables                                    01908 280800


Fri 1st                            GUILDFORD – G Live (Studio)                                       01483 369350

Sat 2nd                         TRING – Court Theatre                                                   07543 560478

Sun 3rd                         SWINDON – Arts Centre                                                01793 524481

Thurs 7th                        BASINGSTOKE – Anvil                                                 01256 844244

Fri 8th                            MILLOM – The Beggar’s Theatre                                    01229 775677

Sat 9th                           BRADFORD – The Studio                                              01274 432000

Sun 10th                        SALFORD – The Lowry (Studio)                                     08452 086000

Wed 13th                       LUTON – Library Theatre                                                01582 878100

Thurs 14th                      COLCHESTER – Arts Centre                                          01206 500900

Fri 15th                          ALDERSHOT – West End Centre                                   01252 330040

Sat 16th                         HEMEL HEMPSTEAD – Old Town Hall                           01442 228091

Fri 22nd                          READING – South Street Arts Centre                              01189 606060

Sat 23rd                         CAMBRIDGE – Junction                                                01223 511511

Sun 24th                        CARDIFF – St. David’s Hall (Studio)                               02920 878444


Tues 3rd – Sat 7th            LONDON – Soho Theatre                                               02074 780100


STAND UP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0zjEYKSUag

BBC3 SET  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGvhrLvjS3U

SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7r-r0DTMy8