Dane Baptiste

Comedian Profile

Dane was nominated for the 2014 “Best Newcomer” Edinburgh Comedy Award, becoming the first black Briton to be nominated. He was also nominated for a Chortle award in 2015.

Dane’s own comedy series Sunny D premiered on BBC Three in Spring 2016 and has been repeated on BBC One,  he  also has made appearances on Sweat the Small Stuff, Virtually Famous, Celebrity Squares, Safeword, Live at the Apollo, Live from the BBC, Tonight at the London PalladiumAlan Davies: As Yet Untitled, Mock the Week, and 8 Out of 10 Cats.

In December 2018 he won a week-long series in the BBC’s House of Games.

In 2016, BBC Three commissioned Sunny D, a sitcom that Baptiste wrote and starred in where he plays a Dane who still lives with his parents and twin sister Kadean in a crammed house that he is desperate to escape.