Dane Baptiste

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Dane was nominated for the Edinburgh Fringe Best Newcomer award in 2014. With a set full of witty one-liners and engaging tales, he’s been tipped by both Guardian and Independent critics as one to watch. He tells of the hardships of being an 80s baby (before you could pause TV), and the tedium of living in a stable family when your friends are ‘rewarded’ by divorced, guilt-ridden parents.


Nominated for the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Best Newcomer Award, rising standup star Dane Baptiste was described as ‘a comical genius’ by the Edinburgh Festival Magazine. He’s now a regular on the circuit and is one of the Independent’s ‘Faces to Watch’.

Born in South-East London, Dane reflects on relationships, his twin sister, the state of modern manhood and how to get out of drinks with your colleagues. Clever, likeable and polished, he draws in any audience with his relaxed, conversational style covering everything from teachers to the tooth fairy. The Guardian described him as “equipped with the quiet confidence you only get from knowing that you’ve got gags to reduce any audience to hysterics”

As well as success at the clubs and festivals around the country, Dane has appeared on Virtually Famous, Sweat the Small Stuff and BBC3’s Comedy Marathon. 2015 sees a new Edinburgh show and touring nationwide with Katherine Ryan.

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