Dane Baptiste doesn't fit in. As a son of Caribbean immigrants who navigated the north/south divide before puberty, he's had a lifetime trying to find a place in society amongst gangs, grammar schooling and strict parenting. In his anticipated debut hour, this original and provocative rising star asks: is there a place for Citizen Dane? Expect razor sharp rants and slick musings. As seen on Seann Walsh's Comedy Spectacular (BBC3) and Live from The Comedy Store (Comedy Central). 'A unique and engaging comic voice that has the potential to go very far indeed' (ComedyBlogedy.com).
Share this show
- Mumble Comedy
- Edinburgh Festivals
- The Mirror
- Broadway Baby
- The Skinny
- The Guardian
- The Sunday Times
- The Arts Desk
- Edinburgh Evening News
- The List
- Fest Mag
- The Independent
- British Comedy Guide: Si Hawkins' Fringe Diary 2014, Part 2
- British Comedy Guide: Edinburgh Comedy Award - Best Newcomer nominees
- London Is Funny: Top 10 Edinburgh Fringe newcomers
- The Times: And now for something a bit different from the Fringe
- The Guardian: Edinburgh comedy special
- WOW247: 13 up and coming comedians to check out at the Fringe
- Broadway Baby: The Dane Baptiste three minute interview
Full press release
Dane Baptiste makes his much-anticipated debut appearance this year at the Edinburgh Festival with his hour long show Citizen Dane to the Pleasance Courtyard. As BBC Comedy's executive producer Rebecca Papworth puts it "Dane Baptiste promises great things - smart, slick & a box full of attitude - with the talent to back it all up".
He doesn't fit in. As son of Caribbean immigrants who navigated the North/South divide before puberty, Dane's had a lifetime trying to find a place in society amongst gangs, grammar schooling and strict parenting. He also has a twin sister...the evil twin. His younger years were riddled with split birthdays, split presents and all round split attention. In this show the original and provocative rising star asks; is there a place for Citizen Dane? This is a beautifully crafted modern day take on young black Britain.
South East London born Dane burst onto the stand up circuit rising quickly up the ranks and achieving notable success in numerous comedy competitions. He is now a regular at the country's most famous venues. He currently stands as one of the only comics in the UK achieving notable success on both mainstream and black comedy circuits simultaneously.
Dane is known for his distinctive stage persona, his brilliant take on all of life's irritations and his phenomenal gift to tame some of the most difficult of crowds. Exceptionally prolific - Baptiste is already being hailed as one of the most exciting acts to break in years. Expect razor sharp rants and slick musings.
He has already appeared on Seann Walsh's Comedy Spectacular (BBC3), Live from The Comedy Store (Comedy Central) and the Comedy Marathon (BBC3). His radio credits include Radio 1: Live from the Fringe as well as Phil and Alice Comedy Loz. Writing credits include The Johnny and Inel Show Series 2 (with his own recurring sketch strand) & The Johnny and Inel Show Series 1 (Nominated for 2 RTS Awards).
Tweets by DaneBaptweets