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David Schneider

Comedian & Social Media Expert (Tweeter)

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David is best known as an actor/writer on TV shows such as I'm Alan Partridge and movies such as Mission Impossible.

David set up That Lot Creatives social media agency in 2013. An avid tweeter with 170,000 followers and counting, he and his team now provide content for brands and businesses like HTC and L'Oreal, as well as making viral videos and pictures for clients such as the Huffington Post, the BBC and Channel 4. A frequent pundit on TV and radio, he has given keynote speeches at numerous conferences along with workshops and master-classes on social media for businesses ranging from law firms to the Guardian to his plumbers.  

He now provides masterclassses, workshops and talks on how best to use Twitter and other Social Media and the wide impact it can have on people and businesses to organisations such as the Guardian and BBC News, as well as acting as a consultant to numerous brands and companies.

COMEDY TALKS
Hilarious, highly original talks looking at how the internet and social media are changing us - from the dullest tweet ever to the Cookie Monster's social media meltdown and why you should never trust a Pope on Twitter. Ranging in length from 15 minutes to an hour, they are perfect for ending that long conference day on a high or for that tricky time just after lunch where the energy sags.

MARKETING/TECHNICAL TALKS
Still full of comedy, these talks share David's expertise in building influence and cutting through on social media, especially Twitter. They include tips and techniques on how to write the perfect tweet, how to stand out from the herd with formats such as reactive listening and TV style scheduling, and predictions about where the medium is going to help inspire creativity and success in the field. Again, the talks range from 15 minutes to an hour.

WORKSHOPS
Ranging in length from an hour to a whole day, these inspirational workshops on Twitter for businesses and brands cover all aspects of tweeting including tone of voice, tweeting with impact and personality, formats, how to build a following, Vines and so on. For longer workshops, David will be joined by some of his team which includes David Levin(professional tweeter behind accounts like @BBCTheVoiceUK and @The_Dolphin_Pub), Vine expert Jayne Sharp and social media guru Vicky Beeching.

"Great social media insights, business tips and some fun" TERADATA

"We've worked closely with David for a long time. Not only is David one of the most authentic and entertaining voices on Twitter but he also has a singular ability to communicate this skill to others. He has spoken at a number of our events where he managed to be the top rated speaker. He's also bloody funny". TWITTER UK

"Disarming, hilarious and insightful - David held our room-full of fidgety social media addicts spellbound with mirth for a full half hour. No mean feat! We will definitely be inviting him back." OUR SOCIAL TIMES

"If you are serious about using Twitter for your business, That Lot offer fantastic advice and techniques to turn the corporate into the personal, the mundane into the witty, and help you get your message to the people you want it to go to."CURTIS BROWN

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UK : up to £7k

Europe : £7k to £15K

US : £7k to £15K

Asia/Middle East : £7k to £15K

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David is an English actor and comedian.

He studied modern languages at the University of Oxford, and studied for a DPhil in Yiddish Drama. During his time at university, David performed a predominantly physical comedy act that contrasted with the trend towards stand-up comedy in live performance comedy in the 1980s. It was at this time that he met Armando Iannucci, who in 1991 recruited him for news-radio spoof On The Hour.

David performed in The Day Today, the television spin-off from On the Hour and also appeared in the spin-offs Knowing Me, Knowing You... with Alan Partridge and I'm Alan Partridge where he played the fictional BBC commissioning editor, Tony Hayers.

In 1996, David wrote The Eleventh Commandment, a play for the Hampstead Theatre about a Jew marrying a gentile. In the late '90s he appeared in the topical satire The Saturday Night Armistice (subsequently retitled The Friday Night Armistice) alongside Armando Iannucci and Peter Baynham.

In 1997 and 2000, he played the part of Bradley Wilson in the BBC sitcom The Peter Principle (TV series).  He has also performed in the BBC sitcom Gimme Gimme Gimme and appeared on BBC Radio 4 panel show The 99p Challenge. He made a cameo appearance in an episode of Mr. Bean ("Back to School, Mr. Bean"), where he demonstrated his black belt judo skills, and had small roles in several movies, including The Saint, 28 Days Later, A Knight's Tale and Mission: Impossible, where he played the driver of the Eurotunnel train.

In 2004, David played Joseph Goebbels in the satirical tongue-in-cheek comedy Churchill: The Hollywood Years. Following this, in 2006 David took his first lead role when he made Uncle Max, a series of 13 dialogue-free shorts for CITV. They focus on slapstick humour, with David saying he wanted to be "a human cartoon".

In April 2008, he featured in an episode of Hotel Babylon as a magician, a character not dissimilar to Tony le Mesmer whom he played in an episode of Knowing Me, Knowing You... with Alan Partridge. 

He has written a play, called Making Stalin Laugh, based on the slaughter of the Moscow State Jewish Theater on the orders of Joseph Stalin.

In 2011, he played Soggy Sid in Horrid Henry the Movie, and in 2012, appeared in ITV drama Whitechapel, series 3, as murder suspect and taxi driver Marcus Salter.

His radio sitcom Births, Deaths and Marriages, set in a Register office and starring himself, premiered on BBC Radio 4 in May 2012.

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