Best Newcomer Award nominations in 2014 from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, brought Dane fast into the public eye, leading to sold-out runs at The Soho Theatre and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Dane has also had numerous TV appearances including Live at the Apollo (BBC Two), Tonight at the London Palladium (ITV1), Mock the Week (BBC Two), The News Quiz (BBC Radio 4), Sweat the Small Stuff (BBC Three) and Virtually Famous (E4).
As if he hadn’t been busy enough guest appearing, the TV show Sunny D, that he wrote and starred in, was commissioned by the BBC in late 2015. Dane’s Sunny D presents a loosely autobiographical setting, telling the comic’s struggle with the tedium of 9-5
employment and his desire of escaping to fulfil his dream of performing.
On top of all this, what is perhaps most groundbreaking in Dane’s rise was his nomination for the Fosters Best Newcomer Award at Edinburgh Festival in 2014. He was the first black British act to ever be nominated for a Fosters Award.
Critical reception to Reasonable Doubts has been immensely strong, with 5-star reviews from Edinburgh Festivals Magazine and The Herald, as well as a plethora of 4-stars from some of the leading press in the UK, with The Guardian describing Baptiste as “a thunderingly charismatic comic.”
So come down and see The Independent’s “Face to Watch in 2015” on Friday 7th October! For tickets, you can buy online at www.arlingtonarts.co.uk or give the Box Office a call on 01635 244246.