David Lionel Baddiel (born 28 May 1964) is a British comedian, novelist and television presenter. He is known for his work alongside Rob Newman in The Mary Whitehouse Experience and partnership with Frank Skinner. Besides comedy, Baddiel is also a published novelist and has gone into screenwriting as well. Baddiel became a cabaret stand-up comedian after leaving university and also wrote sketches and jokes for various radio series. His first television appearance came in a bit-part on one episode of the showbiz satire, Filthy, Rich and Catflap. In 1988, he was introduced to Rob Newman, a comic impressionist, and the two became a writing partnership. They were subsequently paired up with the partnership of Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis for a new topical comedy show for BBC Radio 1 called The Mary Whitehouse Experience, and its success led to a transfer to television which shot the quartet to fame. Two seasons were made for BBC2, during which time Baddiel also co-hosted a Channel 4 monologue programme, A Stab In The Dark. After the both duos chose not to do another series of The Mary Whitehouse Experience, Baddiel teamed up with Newman again for the Newman and Baddiel in Pieces series, which ran in 1993. The duo went on to become the first comedians to perform to a sold-out Wembley Arena but subsequently went their separate ways after the success. Baddiel has published four novels: Time For Bed, Whatever Love Means, The Secret Purposes, and The Death of Eli Gold. He created and, for four series, hosted the Radio 4 comedy discussion programme Heresy, before passing hosting duties on to Victoria Coren. He has made a number of TV documentaries, including Who Do You Think You Are? and Baddiel And The Missing Nazi Billions. In 2009 Baddiel presented Who Do You Want Your Child to Be? a programme covering child development and education as part of the BBC Horizon series. In 2010 he wrote the screenplay for the feature film The Infidel.