Our funny and sharp witted Half Egyptian, Half Irish presenter has been a truly exciting talent in TV and Radio for over ten years.
For one of his latest adventures Baz is joined by his 70+ year-old mammy, Nancy on a whirlwind journey around the world for 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy on Sky 1. The International Emmy Award and IFTA Award winning series created by Baz is co-produced for Sky by Brown Bread Films and Burning Bright Productions. Following the tremendous success of the series on Sky 1, the format has been sold to over 100 territories worldwide.
Also on Sky 1 Baz presented the popular format, The Fanatics. The show celebrates the most passionate, utterly obsessed and fantastically devoted people who compete against each other to be crowned 'The Fanatic.'co-produced for Sky by Brown Bread Films and Burning Bright Productions. Following the tremendous succes of the series on Sky 1, the format has been sold to over 100 territories world wide.
Recently on RTÉ Two, Baz presented The Lost Muslim, that followed his spiritual journey back to practicing Islam.The two part documentary recently saw Baz delving back in to his heritage to educate both himself and his children, looking at how the culture and faith can co-exist with his own very Irish identity. He visited his beloved sister in Cairo who was at the heart of the Tahrir Square protests and is a devout Muslim.
Baz burst onto the scene presenting the wildly energetic and hugely successful hit comedy/travel series How Low Can You Go? on RTÉ Two which ran for five seasons. Following this, he then wrote and starred in the spin of series How Low Reality.
From strength to strength Baz began his first solo project. The documentary led presenter began delving into the weird and the wonderful. From witches to biker gangs and from eccentrics to people who lived only on road kill with his brilliant and insightful series Baz's Culture Clash on RTÉ Two. He very quickly cemented himself as a serious and charming presenter who could build rapport with just about anyone while having a lot of laughs along the way.
Following this, Baz developed his next show Baz's Extreme Worlds which was a factual entertainment series that pushed him to his limits as he immersed himself in different environments, which are inhabited by some of the toughest people in the world. He travelled to a maximum security prison in Oklahoma, trekked through the Arctic and worked on a Trawler ship in Ireland. He also shadowed the Fire department of New York City and the Irish Army in Chad. For the second series he headed off to live with the Remote Suri Tribe of Ethiopia and wrestled alligators in Denver to name a few of his insane antics. To no surprise the show was a huge success!
Travel has always played a prominent role in our "cheeky boy next door" presenter so it was no surprise he went on to become such a popular addition on RTÉ One's long running travel series No Frontiers.
Baz also presented the high rating live TV reality series Fáilte Towers which pulled in over one million viewers on RTÉ One for the final episode. He also appeared as a celebrity coach on the hit series Celebrity Bainesteoir, displaying a softer more serious side of his character people had seldom seen.
With all this success he became a popular pundit on many TV and Radio shows before being a choice fill in presenter on the most popular shows, filling in for Daragh O'Briain on the cult panel show aptly named The Panel and also filling in on The Daily Show on RTÉ One.
On radio, he presented his own weekend breakfast show on radio with his co presenter Lucy Kennedy for the national broadcaster RTÉ 2FM called the Baz and Lucy Breakfast Show. He also regularly presented on RTÉ 2FM’s Gerry Ryan Show as well as being a regular pundit on Newstalk’s Orla Barry Show. He has also displayed his unique comedic timing on a variety of other RTÉ radio programmes such as Ryan Tubridy and Derek Mooney, as well as Spin 1038 and Today FM.