Dan Schreiber Stand-up Comedian / Writer/ Presenter

Dan Schreiber is a writer, stand up comedian, TV presenter, Producer, Podcaster and wannabe Yeti hunter. You can currently hear Dan’s transatlantic tones swilling around the top of the iTunes podcast chart as he hosts QI derived fact based comedy No Such Thing as a Fish. The highly successful podcast vocalises the fluent, comedic relationships between four of BBC QI’s fact finders, known affectionately by Stephen Fry and the show’s vast fan base as ‘QI Elves’. The fact discussion show launched accidentally when a test pilot Dan co-created was leaked by a fan, the move stunned the team when it immediately found a place at number one in the iTunes chart. The podcast has remained firmly in the top ten ever since.. Except the week Dan forgot to upload the show.. With it’s continued strength, NSTAAF was deservedly picked up by the BBC for a television adaptation which Dan co-created entitled, No Such Thing As The News for BBC2. The format was altered slightly to focus on facts derived from topical news stories from around the globe. The successful programme explores the lighter side of current affairs, often affairs we didn’t even realise were current which spins the facts off into a fascinating indulgence of hilarious knowledge.

Dan made his Edinburgh Fringe debut in 2014 to near sell out audiences across the run and cemented his passions on the industry with C*ckblocked From Outer Space. A rich, hilarious exploration of his inner dork, Dan passionately tackled his comedically, wild imaginings on Yetis, Astronauts, secret meetings with conspiracy theorists, Neanderthal erotica, paranormal dating websites, public lice hunters, the 300 years of history which may never have happened, endangered ghosts and the cover up of an intergalactic space war to name a few.. Audiences were enthralled and the television industry found an exciting new name. Channel 4 picked up on his theory passions and commissioned a documentary entitled The Great UFO Conspiracy with Dan at the helm. The show saw him excitedly delve into a variety of theorist discussions from crop circles and extra terrestrial sightings, to living with aliens amongst us. Dan’s television roles always balance between comedy and science, with a keen interest in discussion and always leaning on the celebratory side of topics, Dan is at truly at home whilst interviewing and is as comfortable debating with his fellow Qi Elves as he is with national museum curators, nobel prize winners, astronauts, rogue scientists, even the ex-head of the British Navy and errm.. Yeti experts.

Dan was a child of travel. Born in Hong Kong, he is fluent in Mandarin although it wasn’t until adulthood that he realised his school nickname translated to testicles. He spent his teens in Australia and moved to England at just 19 where he became a question writer for the BBC TV series QI, it was here that he unwittingly began to build the foundations of his encyclopaedic knowledge of facts which has gone on to form the unique focus of his comedy niche and career foundation. Along side Blackadder and Qi producer John Lloyd, Dan co-created and produced BBC Radio 4’s highly successful and long running series ‘The Museum of Curiosity’. Hosted by Lloyd, the show has starred a rich crop of comedy talent including Bill Bailey, Dave Gorman, Sean Lock, Jimmy Carr, Sarah Millican and Noel fielding as guest hosts. The Radio Times review stated “It will make you laugh as much as it will make you think. Pornography for the brain!”.

Dan’s extensive repertoire of behind the scenes credits, include producing Frank Skinner’s new comedy panel show ‘The Rest is History’, heading up Warner Music Entertainment’s comedy arm, executive producing a short Christmas movie entitled ‘A Kitten for Hitler’ with cult director Ken Russell, being a joke collector for Jimmy Carr’s book ‘The Naked Jape’, producing a comedy animation project with Paul McCartney, creating an RDF/Channel Dave pilot starring astronaut Buzz Aldrin, executive producing on ‘Imagine That!’, the internationally bestselling stand-up DVD starring Rhys Darby in which Dan also produced the extras and had a cameo in the show; Sharon Horgan reviewed one of Rhys’ and Dan’s collaborations as “the funniest thing I’ve ever seen”…. the list goes on.

For more information contact: Hannah Linnen on 0207 428 8400/ hannah@johnnoel.com

TitleRoleDetailsChannel
No Such Thing as The NewsPresenter The most interesting events of the week dug up and dusted off by QI's research team.QITV for BBC Two
Don't Make Me LaughGuest Panelist Presented by Frank Skinner: a comedy show with a twist where the aim is for comedians to stand up in front of an audience and not get the laughs. So Television for BBC Radio 4
Six Degree Pilot Warm Up ActPilot episode starring Dara O'Brien and Ben Miller featuring Dan SchreiberBBC
Alex Zane's Funny Rotten Scoundrels: Live from The Century ClubStand Up ComedianStarring Alex ZaneLondon Live- Alaska TV
The Museum Of Curiosity
30x 30" 2007-2013
Co-creator, writer & producerStarring John Lloyd, Bill Bailey, Sean Lock, Jon Richardson, Dave Gorman, Jimmy Carr

Radio 4 comedy panel show, in which gusts are invited to make a donation to the world's most infinitely large, curious, but currently very empty Museum. Guests include Buzz Aldrin, Terry Pratchett, Alice Roberts and Alan West, ex-head of The British Navy
BBC In House for BBC Radio 4
A Bit of a Chat With Ken Plume
Podcats x2 episodes 2013
Contributor - HimselfStarring Ken Plume and Dan Schreiber
Ken Plume interviews in a very relaxed manner, people of the entertainment industry. Everyone from Ricky Gervais to Dan
Running Bare for Channel 4
Do The Right Thing
1x 30' 2012
PanellistStarring: Danielle Ward, Margaret Cuaborn-Smith, Michael Legge, Dan Schreiber
A comedy podcast- Dan was a guest along with Katy Brand
Emperor Yes "WASPS"
Aug 2012
Music Video
ActorEmperor Yes's debut single Directed by Chris Boyle. Dan playing VOLUME.House of Strange
Fresh From The Fringe
1x30' Oct 2012
Contributor - ComedianStarring Dan Schreiber
BBC Radio 4 presents a selection of 6 standup acts from the 2012 Enginburgh Fringe
BBC for BBC Radio 4
Short Cuts - Radio 4
2012
ContributorA half hour show consisting of a collection of short documentaries. Dan's contribution was on 'silence in comedy.' Falling Tree Productions for BBC 4
Very Important People
1x30' May 2012
Actor
Part: Katie Price's CGI man
Starring Morgana Robinson, Terry Mynott
A celebrity impression show from Morgana Robinson and Terry Mynott that mocks out beloved stars and satirises a culture bamboozled by trivia, gossip and regurgitated ideas
Running Bare Pictures for Channel 4
Museum of Natural Curiosity: The Great Plunder
Live night - November 2011
Conceived, director, co-writer. MC & host. The first ever live event of the Museum of Curiosity held in the grand hall of the NHM in London. Hosted by by John Lloyd and Dan Schreiber. with panel guests Terry Pratchett, Dave Gorman, First Sea Lord Alan West, Helen Keen, Richard Fortey & Erica McAlister
Comedy Lab: The Warm Up Guy
1x30' November 2011
Actor
(himself)
Starring Tom Davis, Will Smith, Satnam Bhogal, Ruth Bratt, Roger Evans, Neil Maskell, Mark Mooney, Nico Tatarowicz
Comedy Lab sitcom pilot about a struggling warm up comedian
Running Bare Pictures for E4
Dirty Digest
3x45' November 2011
PanellistStarring Michelle de Swarte Joe Lycett, Dan Schreiber and A.J. Adudu
A topical comedy panel week in Celebrity review show
Running Bare Productions for E4
Trails of Napier - Pilot 2009Co-creator/ Executive ProducerStarring Rhys Darby
An adventure comedy sitcom created by Rhys Darby and Dan Scheiber
MRC Studios
Rhys Darby Live: 'IMAGINE THAT!" - October 2008 DVDExecutive Producer, Actor & InterviewerFlight of the Conchords star Rhys Darby's first ever line DVD, Filmed in Los AngelesWarner Music Entertainment
The QI Test - Pilot
1x30" Nov 2009
Residential PanelistStarring Rufus Hound, Dan Schreiber, Rick Wakeman and history professor Ronald Hutton
A daytime TV version of QI
Talkback Thames for BBC2
QI
24x30" Nov 2009
Researcher/ "Elf"Starring Stephen Fry and Alan Davies
Comedy Panel in which panelists are awarded points for being interesting
Talkback Thames for BBC2
The Tap - 2007
Short animation
Executive ProducerA short animation created and drawn by Geoff Dunbar, produced by John Lloyd, with music by James McCartney & music produced by Paul McCartneyWarner Music Entertainment
A Kitten For Hitler - 2007 Short MovieExecutive ProducerLegendary British director Ken Russell's grotesque short Christmas filmWarner Music Entertainment
Robotman & Robotman (with directors commentary) - 2007Actor & ProducerStarring Rhys Darby, James Wren, Dan Schreiber & Juliet Cochrane
Two short sketches written by Rhys Darby
Produced by Bob Pipe
Warner Music Entertainment