After being hired as a warm up artist for Friday Night with Jonathon Ross, Mock the Week and Would I Lie To You Charlie was soon asked to perform in front of the camera as a panellist on such shows as BBC3’s Comedy Gala 2011, BBC2’s Never Mind The Buzzcocks and ITV1’s Odd One In.
Charlie graduated from the LAMDA 3 year classical acting course in 1997 and also trained with The National Youth Theatre. He has acted on both stage (The Almeida, Chichester Festival Theatre) and screen (The Boy In The Striped Pajamas, The Long Firm on BBC1 , The IT Crowd on Channel 4 and Doctor Who).
Charlie Baker’s versatile talent as a stand-up comedian, actor, and highly acclaimed jazz-singer has seen him earn a reputation as ‘a superior take on the modern showman’ (The Guardian). He has starred in Sky One’s Harry Hill’s Teatime, BBC Two’s The Premier League Show, Extra Slice, Channel 4’s The Last Leg, Comedy Gala, The Superhuman Show and Comedy Central At The Comedy Store. The avid sports fan Charlie has been heard on BBC 5Live’s Fighting Talk and covering on talksport’s Hawkesbee & Jacobs Show he also has a cult podcast The National Obsession.
His versatile talents as a stand-up comedian, actor, and highly acclaimed jazz-singer has seen him have sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Festival with his hit shows Baker’s Dozen (2013), Just The One (2015) and The Hit Polisher (2017) which he then toured around the UK.
As a talented actor he has starred in BBC One’s Eastenders, Doctor Who, The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas as well as the hit West End musical I Can’t Sing where he played the hunchback with “a hilarious rap number” (The Telegraph). Charlie is currently working on a brand new family show for Edinburgh ‘The Greatest Goat Of All Time’ as well as working on a new stand up tour.