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.
Alongside 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.
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.
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 accidentally 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.