January 9, 2024

GAG REFLEX NEW SIGNINGS: Dane Baptiste and Sooz Kempner

Gag Reflex are super excited to announce our new signings Dane Baptiste & Sooz Kempner!

In collaboration with Insanity Management, Dane Baptiste joins Gag Reflex books for live bookings, corporates, festivals and touring. Original and provocative, Dane Baptiste is hailed as one of the most exciting acts in British Comedy. The London born stand up made history in 2014 as the first Black British act to be nominated for a comedy award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. His extensive TV credits include Live at the Apollo (BBC Two), Mock the Week (BBC Two), 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4), The Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV2), He has also hosted Live At The Apollo (BBC Two), Live from the Comedy Store (Comedy Central) and created, wrote and starred in his own sitcom Sunny D (BBC Three/One), which was the first black sitcom commissioned by the BBC in 20 years.

We also now represent Sooz Kempner for live, corporate, festivals and broadcast. Sooz Kempner, is an award-winning (Musical Comedy Awards Best Newcomer, Funny Women Variety Award) comedian, singer, writer and actor who has written and performed nine solo stand-up hours at the Edinburgh Fringe. She is a regular collaborator with Richard Thomas (Jerry Springer the Opera, Made in Dagenham, This Morning with Richard not Judy) and hosts two podcasts, Mystery on the Rocks and QueenPod, the official podcast for the band Queen. In 2023 she was the lead in Doctor Who’s Doom’s Day, a multi-platform spin-off for BBC Studios.


Interested in booking them for a live gig? Email Georgi.