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Comedian and writer David Baddiel is best known for his fruitful partnership with Rob Newman, a duo whose claim to fame was being the first comedy act to sell out Wembley Arena. Although born in the United States, Baddiel moved to England before his first birthday and studied at Cambridge, where he was part of the famed Footlights troupe. In the '80s, he worked as a stand-up act and found a few bit parts on TV--making his first onscreen appearance on the show "Filthy Rich & Catflap" in '87--before meeting Newman. The pair first gained fame as a writing and performing team on the comedy "The Mary Whitehouse Experience," which debuted in 1991 and began as a radio program on the BBC. The duo had another successful comedy show, "Newman and Baddiel in Pieces," before their well-publicized and bitter split. Baddiel then teamed up with flatmate Frank Skinner to create the soccer-themed show "Fantasy Football League" and the improvisational comedy "Baddiel & Skinner Unplanned," which ran for five seasons beginning in 2000. In addition to his TV work and live comedy performances, the multitalented Baddiel recorded the song ''Three Lions,'' England's official anthem for the Euro '96 tournament, and has written...

Comedian and writer David Baddiel is best known for his fruitful partnership with Rob Newman, a duo whose claim to fame was being the first comedy act to sell out Wembley Arena. Although born in the United States, Baddiel moved to England before his first birthday and studied at Cambridge, where he was part of the famed Footlights troupe. In the '80s, he worked as a stand-up act and found a few bit parts on TV--making his first onscreen appearance on the show "Filthy Rich & Catflap" in '87--before meeting Newman. The pair first gained fame as a writing and performing team on the comedy "The Mary Whitehouse Experience," which debuted in 1991 and began as a radio program on the BBC. The duo had another successful comedy show, "Newman and Baddiel in Pieces," before their well-publicized and bitter split. Baddiel then teamed up with flatmate Frank Skinner to create the soccer-themed show "Fantasy Football League" and the improvisational comedy "Baddiel & Skinner Unplanned," which ran for five seasons beginning in 2000. In addition to his TV work and live comedy performances, the multitalented Baddiel recorded the song ''Three Lions,'' England's official anthem for the Euro '96 tournament, and has written several novels. In 2010, he wrote and produced the ethnic comedy feature "The Infidel."

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