Dan Schreiber Stand-up Comedian / Writer/ Presenter

Dan Schreiber is a writer, a stand up comedian, a tv presenter, a producer, a podcaster and most notably a funny man. You can currently hear Dan’s transatlantic tones swilling around the top of the iTunes podcast chart as he hosts QI derived comedy ‘No Such Thing as a Fish’. Most excitingly this summer will see Dan’s debut journey into the rich world of conspiracy theories when he presents a one off doc on the subject for channel 4.

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, where he unwittingly struck good in beginning to collate the foundations of his encyclopaedic knowledge of facts which has gone on to form the unique focus of his comedy niche.

Along side Blackadder and Qi producer John Lloyd, Dan is the co-creator and producer of BBC Radio 4’s highly successful ‘The Museum of Curiosity’, which started in 2008 and is now in its 7th series. Hosted by Lloyd, the show has also seen Bill Bailey, Dave Gorman, Sean Lock, Jimmy Carr and Jon Richardson as guest hosts. The Radio Times review stated that: “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.

The afore mentioned podcast ‘No Such Thing As a Fish’ launched in early 2014 and 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 based discussion show launched accidently when it was leaked by a fan some months back, however it managed to immediately make it’s way to number one in the iTunes chart and has remained firmly in the top five ever since.. Except the week Dan forgot to upload the show!

Dan enjoyed a run as a fixed panellist on the satirical entertainment show Dirty Digest on E4 and a regular reporting slot for the science based comedy shorts platform Global Squeeze. Most recently Dan appeared on Alex Zane’s Funny Rotten Scoundrels: Live from the Century Club for Alaska TV. The show is a late night round up of London’s best comedians on the circuit. Dan regularly graces the stages at all major comedy club nights including Glee, Up The Creek and The Comedy Store to name a few.

Dan will be returning to the Edinburgh Fringe festival this year with the highly anticipated C*ckblocked From Outer Space. He’ll be unleashing his inner dork with personal anecdotes and encounters on the extraordinary people his career has introduced him to, including astronauts, yeti hunters even pubic lice hunters plus filled with the world’s brilliant imaginings on conspiracy theories to authentic theories, such as why one would lick a monkey’s ass and the show will be punctuated with Dan’s dating tales in this captivating world. Chortle describes him as “smart on stage, with a penchant for quirky true stories – he has funny bones and an engagingly upbeat delivery in which to package his borderline nerdy concerns.”

Since joining John Noel Management Dan Schreiber has spent time in New York as a drag queen called Dan-O-Mite, been spanked on camera, chained up and yelled at by a German Dominatrix and found himself very stupidly agreeing to a project that may see him living in a muddy yurt in outer Mongolia milking yaks for the rest of the year.. and that’s just his social life. Dan Schreiber is fast becoming the one to watch.

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