Dane Baptiste – Edinburgh Preview

Wednesday 5th July

Following his award-nominated tour ‘The Chocolate Chip’ in 2021, Dane Baptiste returns with a brand-new mentality and new stand-up material.


Dane Baptiste is now a grown-ass man. No longer known by his bad-boy aliases, ‘Daneger, ‘Joke Dza’, or ‘ASAP Bap’. Now, Dane presents a mature comic for comedy palettes. Dane Baptiste is BAPSQUIRE!

★★★★★ ‘A comical genius’ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

★★★★★ ‘Masterfully crafted’ The Herald

★★★★ ‘A striking set’ Guardian

★★★★ ‘Observational comedy at its finest’ The Independent

★★★★ ‘Outstanding’ Scotsman

★★★★ ‘Powerful and persuasive’ Fest Magazine

The original and provocative comedian, Dane Baptiste, is one of the most exciting acts to break in many years. Dane made history as the first Black British act to be nominated for a comedy award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for his debut stand-up show Citizen Dane. After this, Dane grew into a very well-known successful comedian, with his incredible success at London’s Soho Theatre completing two sold-out runs with additional dates due to the incredible demand.

Dane’s second stand-up show Reasonable Doubts again was performed to sold-out audiences at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe which was met with huge critical acclaim, creating his first solo nationwide tour in 2016! Dane then got to work with his massive world tour in 2018 with his hit stand-up show G.O.D. (Gold. Oil. Drugs.).

Dane Baptiste at The Attic in Southampton for his brand new stand-up show

Dane has appeared on many TV shows including Live Live at the Apollo (BBC Two), Mock the Week (BBC Two), 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4), Black, British and Funny (Channel 4), Frankie Boyle’s New World Order (BBC Two), The Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV2), Roast Battle (Comedy Central), Comedians Giving Lectures (Dave), Hypothetical (Dave), Live from the BBC (BBC Three), Tonight at the London Palladium (ITV1), Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled (Dave), Comedians Solve World Problems (Comedy Central) and more. During the 2020 lockdown Baptiste performed on The Big Night In (BBC One) for Children in Need and Comic Relief. He has also hosted Live At The Apollo (BBC Two), Live from the Comedy Store and created his own sitcom, Sunny D (BBC Three/One), the first black sitcom commissioned by the BBC in 20 years.

Dane also created his very own podcast Dane Baptiste Questions Everything, which was acquired by Acast in 2020. His new pilot, BAMOUS, was commissioned by BBC Three, and will see Dane celebrating Blackness and Britishness in this brand-new comedy entertainment show.