David Baddiel

David Baddiel graduated from Cambridge University with a double first in English. He went on to forge a successful career as a comedian, first on the stand-up circuit in London, and then as part of the team behind the popular BBC sketch show The Mary Whitehouse Experience. In 1993 he teamed up with Rob Newman. Their BBC sketch show, Newman and Baddiel in Pieces, culminated in the pair becoming the first British comics to play an arena gig, at Wembley. His other TV shows include Fantasy Football League, Baddiel’s Syndrome and Baddiel and Skinner Unplanned. In 1996 he co-wrote and co-sung ‘Three Lions’, the England song for Euro \'96 – the only song in the history of British pop music to go to No. 1 on three separate occasions. David was a member of the Man Booker Prize judging panel in 2002, and he writes a regular column for the \'Books\' supplement of The Times.
Jews Don’t Count
  Those who think themselves on the right side of history often ignore the history of antisemitism, argues David Baddiel in his highly anticipated unique combination of reasoning, polemic, personal experience and jokes. He outlines why and how, in a time of intensely heightened awareness of minorities, Jews don’t count as a real minority – and why they should. In Association with the TLS and with the Rabin Chair Forum, Geor...