Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s David Baddiel Interview….
We Will Rock You celebrated 10 years in the West End in May 2012. Belfield spoke to all of the Stars and creators including Brian May, Ben Elton and Roger Taylor.
Alex caught up with David Baddiel who was personally asked to attend by Ben……although he’s not the biggest fan of Queen music.
Hear an exclusive interview about Baddeil’s life and new comedy musical….
Baddiel became a cabaret stand-up comedian after leaving university and also wrote sketches and jokes for various radio series. His first television appearance came in a bit-part on one episode of the showbiz satire, Filthy, Rich and Catflap.
In 1988, he was introduced to Rob Newman, a comic impressionist, and the two formed a writing partnership. They were subsequently paired up with the partnership of Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis for a new topical comedy show for BBC Radio 1 called The Mary Whitehouse Experience, and its success led to a transfer to television. Two seasons were made for BBC2, during which time Baddiel also co-hosted a Channel 4 monologue programme, A Stab in the Dark.
After both duos chose not to do another series of The Mary Whitehouse Experience, Baddiel teamed up with Newman again for Newman and Baddiel in Pieces in 1993. The duo went on to become the first comedians to perform to a sold-out Wembley Arena but subsequently went their separate ways .
In 2014, he appeared as himself in The Life of Rock with Brian Pern.
Recorded 2011 for Celebrity Radio by Alex Belfield