Best known in the UK as a television actor and comedy writer for some of the most iconic programmes of recent years, David Schneider first came to prominence in award-winning programmes such as I'm Alan Partridge, Knowing Me Knowing You, and The Day Today.
He has since appeared in numerous TV shows and films as varied as Mission Impossible and Horrid Henry plus ITV dramas Whitechapel and Hotel Babylon. David has written for TV, radio, films and the stage, and is a regular pundit on shows such as The Agenda and The Review Show. He is also a frequent pundit on TV and radio.
He was educated at the City of London School, followed by the University of Oxford, where he studied modern languages, and undertook a DPhil in Yiddish Drama. During his time at university, David performed a physical comedy act that contrasted with the trend towards stand-up comedy in live performance comedy in the 1980s. It was then that he met Armando Iannucci (The Thick of It, The Armando Iannucci Shows), who recruited him for news-radio spoof On The Hour.
An avid Twitterer, with over 400,000 followers, David now advises companies and brands such as HTC and L'Oreal on their digital and social media output through his own creative agency, as well as making viral comedy videos and pictures for Have I Got News For You?, the Huffington Post, Channel 4, the BBC and numerous websites and brands.
David Schneider presents keynote speeches at conferences and industry events along with workshops and masterclasses on how best to use Twitter and other Social Media, and the wide impact it can have on people and businesses.
Clients range from law firms, the Guardian and BBC News to his local plumbers. David's talks and speeches range from out-and-out comedy to specific analyses and tips on how to cut through on social media. In 2013 he gave a TEDx Talk titled 'Is the Internet Making Us More Stupider'?