Bari Weiss Meets David Baddiel
David Baddiel is a novelist, television presenter and stand-up comedian. He was born in 1964 in Troy, New York, but grew up and lives in London. He read English at King’s College, Cambridge and first gained fame as a stand-up comedian, going on to write and star in television series such as The Mary Whitehouse Experience and Baddiel and Skinner Unplanned. In 2010 he wrote the screenplay for the feature film The Infidel and he has also published four novels: Time For Bed, Whatever Love Means, The Secret Purposes, and, most recently, The Death of Eli Gold.
From 2017 until 2020, Bari was a staff writer and editor for the Opinion section of The New York Times. Before joining the Times, Bari was an oped editor at the Wall Street Journal and an associate book review editor there. For two years, she was a senior editor at Tablet, the online magazine of Jewish news, politics, and culture, where she edited the site's political and news coverage. She regularly appears on shows like The View, Morning Joe and Real Time with Bill Maher.
Her first book, How to Fight Anti-Semitism, was a Natan Notable Book and the winner of a 2019 National Jewish Book Award.