Dane Baptiste (BBC / Channel 4) will be making a triumphant return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August with his brand-new show ‘Bapsquire’ from 14th – 27th August at the Monkey Barrel. 

Following his award-nominated tour ‘The Chocolate Chip’ Dane Baptiste is returning to the stage with this new mentality as he enters middle age. Growing up over the past few years, Dane is reinventing himself, evolving into a more sophisticated comedian and leaving behind his misspent youth, no more debauchery, no more comedy rock star living and no more ‘bad boy’ aliases. 

Bapsquire is a reflection on Dane’s now spent youth and sees him delving into his midlife world and the crisis that follows. Talking about his aspirations for his career and life in the not so distant future, if indeed there is much of a future, Dane brings to life how much the world has changed since his last comic outing. This show is an hilarious insight into Dane’s observations of the best and worst parts of this new world of austerity, ideology and identity, expertly navigated, albeit with a lot more joint pain than he used to have. 

Original and provocative, Dane Baptiste is hailed as one of the most exciting acts in British Comedy. The London born stand up made history in 2014 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.  

Dane created, wrote and starred in his own sitcom Sunny D (BBC Three/One), the first black sitcom commissioned by the BBC in 20 years, which is currently being reformatted for US markets. He also created and presented satirical new pilot Bamous, a comedy entertainment show which celebrated Blackness and Britishness on BBC Three.  His other extensive TV credits include Live at the Apollo (BBC Two), Mock the Week (BBC Two), 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4), The Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV2), Black, British and Funny (Channel 4), Frankie Boyle’s New World Order (BBC Two), Roast Battle (Comedy Central), Comedians Giving Lectures (Dave), Hypothetical (Dave), Tonight at the London Palladium (ITV1), Live from the BBC (BBC Three), Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled (Dave), Comedians Solve World Problems (Comedy Central), The Big Night In (BBV One) and more. Dane also hosts his own hugely successful podcast Dane Baptiste Questions Everything.  

Listings Information 

Show:         Dane Baptiste: Bapsquire 

Dates:         14th – 27th August  

Time:             4:15pm  

Venue            Monkey Barrel: The Hive  

Address:     The Hive, 15-17 Niddry Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LG 

Price:     £12/£10 in advance or PWYW on the door. 

Box Office:         www.edfringe.com   


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