David contributed a Doodle to the National Doodle Campaign, which auctions off celebrity doodles for charity. In 2003, he appeared in a charity calendar of celebrities in their pants, for Everyman, a male cancer charity.
In 2002, David was a judge on the Booker Prize panel, which the latest in his book-judging appearances.
David wrote a film for comedian Omid Djalili, focusing on a Jewish man who is adopted and brought up as a Muslim.
David, and fellow comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, is a former member of the socialist Zionist group Habonim Dror.
David and his comedy partner Rob Newman were the first comedians to sell out a stadium performance at Wembley.
David auditioned for the part of Lister in the UK Sci Fi Comedy Red Dwarf.
David has had several novels published including Whatever Love Means, The Secret Purposes and Time for Bed.
David topped the Charts in 1996 and 1998 with The Lightning Seeds and Frank Skinner singing Three Lions, for England in the European and World Cup Football Championships.
David's Radio work includes The Mary Whitehouse Experience (89-91) on BBC Radio One and Heresy (2003) on BBC Radio Four.
David Baddiel is a columnist for The Times newspaper.
David Baddiel is a keen follower of Chelsea football club.
(on what it is to be Jewish)
David: I belong to a very particular generation, whose parents or grandparents were Orthodox and whose relatives were killed - and for whom Jewishness, therefore, is a very serious affair. I come from a generation that bears the marks of that seriousness but became quite ironic about being Jewish. Our children don't have that seriousness to be ironic from.
(on University experience)
David: My dad is a second generation immigrant and from a very poor background in Swansea, and when he went to university it was a statement of him moving from a very poor background and moving on in life. He then passed that on to me - there was no question that I wouldn't go to university. Because my kids haven't come from a poor background it doesn't have the same social implications, but still I'd rather they did go to university because I think they would enjoy it.
(on our need to explain the world)
David: We look at it long past the point where we are straightforwardly governed by our selfish genes, and what drives us are not the basic positives any more but the basic negatives: anxiety, fear, incomprehension, the desperate need to think that we know, to be "right" all the time, and, above all, to be parented – and there you have him, God.
(on his first novel)
David: A lot of people think it's just me talking about my life in great detail. It isn't. It's also dealing with the reality of living in a proper relationship as opposed to an obsessive, infatuated one.
(when asked what he would do if he was a politician)
David: If I was I would realise that very few people outside Westminster and the news media are interested in party politics, and campaign to have myself and everyone I work with ignored.