Starts Monday 21st October at 10pm on Dave
The acclaimed stand-up comedian and “high priest of comedy PowerPoint” (The Times) returns to UKTV with a brand-new 8 x 60 minutes series, Dave Gorman: Terms and Conditions Apply*. Once again Dave will be bringing his trusty screen along but now, in each episode, he will also be joined by three comedy guests as they cast their eye over his latest modern world discoveries, compete in mischievous games and generally try to unscramble the baffling morass of non-stop information that surrounds us in the internet age. This news series follows on from Dave Gorman Modern Life is Goodish which ran for five critically lauded series on Dave, attracting 1.5 million viewers per episode at its peak, and was one of UKTV’s most successful original commissions.
Still armed with a computer, clicker and checked shirt, Dave invites guests over the series including: Phil Wang, Katherine Ryan, Jimmy Carr, Rose Matafeo, Richard Osman, Sally Phillips, Ed Gamble, Sophie Duker, Phill Jupitus, Zoe Lyons, David O’Doherty, Desiree Burch, Jessica Knappett, Sara Barron, Darren Harriott, Rufus Hound, Suzi Ruffell, Cariad Lloyd, Marcus Brigstocke and Jessica Fostekew, to cast an eye over his modern life findings. In these eight new mischievous shows, Dave draws our attention to the areas of everyday life we normally take for granted and, with the help of these top comedians, scrutinises the absurdities and contradictions that fascinate and sometimes infuriate us all.
Produced by Avalon, Dave Gorman: Terms and Conditions Apply* was commissioned by Iain Coyle for Dave. The show’s Series Producer is James Fidler (Dave Gorman Modern Life is Goodish) and director is Paul Wheeler (Have I Got News For You), while the Executive Producers are Dave Gorman, Jamie Isaacs and Iain Coyle.
Praise for Dave Gorman Modern Life Is Goodish:
“As much a lecture as traditional stand-up, and features original journalism… Gorman makes me laugh. He also tells me stuff I don’t know… The show was a little tour de force, terrific-ish.”
Andrew Billen, The Times
“This deceptively simple series, in which Dave Gorman gives illustrated lectures on myriad elements of everyday existence, is one of the Dave channel’s biggest hits, probably because Gorman is such a funny and affable person to spend an hour with.”
Boyd Hilton, Heat
“His fine observations and crafted running jokes will soon have you snorting… Dave’s website (Dave the channel, not Gorman himself) has an archive of several seasons of this hidden jewel.”
Jack Seale, Radio Times
“He handles his audience like a DJ at a club, beginning with a thoughtful set about guilty pleasures… before building to a story about a complicated trick he once played on a know-all friend known as Micki Pedia, the punchline of which has the audience gasp with delight.”
Victoria Segal, Sunday Times Culture
“TV Gold: brilliantly-observed… and is naturally very funny.”
Ally Ross, The Sun
“Dave Gorman is a clever and inventive comic… and Modern Life Is Goodish shows why he is so popular.”
Simon Horsford, Daily Telegraph
“In the study of modern miscellany Dave Gorman is the equivalent of a professor emeritus… Not so much a stand-up comedian as the funniest teacher fans never had… Gorman is an alternative comedian in the most literal sense. There’s no one else quite like him.”
Ian Burrell, The Independent
“When TV goodish is perfect.”
David Stephenson, Sunday Express
“Modern life is neither good nor bad. This is the argument Dave Gorman has made repeatedly since 2013 – and we’re still hanging on his every word.”
Sara Wallis, Daily Mirror
“It’s a sort of cutting-edge documentary-slash-stand-up hybrid, with Gorman offering genius gags aplenty.”
Rachel Aroesti, The Guardian
For more information please contact: Dan Lloyd at Avalon on: 020 7598 7222 or email DLloyd@avalonuk.com
Notes to editors
Avalon is a multi-award-winning talent management, television production and live promotion group with offices in Los Angeles, New York and London. Avalon and ARG, the talent management arm, has discovered and represents many artists that are household names, both in the USA, the UK and around the world.
Avalon Television produces numerous ground-breaking television shows including: multi-Emmy and Peabody award winner Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO); multi-award winning and Emmy-nominated Catastrophe (Channel 4/Amazon Prime Video); RTS and Rose d’Or winning Not Going Out (the BBC’s longest running sitcom currently on air); BAFTA and RTS-nominated Taskmaster (DAVE/UKTV); Sky’s most successful new entertainment launch since 2010, The Russell Howard Hour (Sky); the forthcoming Breeders, co-created by Martin Freeman, Chris Addison and Simon Blackwell (FX/Sky); the recently launched Alternatino with Arturo Castro (Comedy Central USA); two seasons of Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas (HBO); and the recently green lit Starstruck, a sitcom from the 2018 Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Rose Matafeo (HBO Max/BBC). As well as iconic shows including: Fantasy Football League (BBC/ITV); the multi-BAFTA award-winning TV Burp (ITV); and seven seasons of Workaholics (Comedy Central USA).
Live, Avalon produced Newman and Baddiel: Live at Wembley, the UK’s first arena comedy show; Jerry Springer: The Opera, the first West End show to win all four UK ‘Best New Musical’ awards; and has continued to produce live shows globally, as well as promoting more winners and nominees of the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Award than any other company.
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Ever since it was knee high to a TV remote, Dave had an idea. It wanted to be the first place viewers would come for brand-new, award-winning entertainment from the biggest and brightest stars and production companies in the UK. And in the years since, it has launched some of the most exciting and best-loved titles on TV.
There are names like BAFTA and Emmy-nominated Taskmaster – now in its ninth series -, Judge Romesh, Hypothetical, Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier and Comedians Giving Lectures. And of course there’s Dave Gorman, whose inquisitive mind is returning to the channel for Terms and Conditions Apply. It’s not just in front of the camera where the comic genius lies either, with a wealth of scripted treasure such as Sliced, Porters and the globally popular Red Dwarf.
Dave’s not content just to make you laugh and share gags with your mates though. Expedition with Steve Backshall and Hurricane Man are showing you regions and aspects of the earth never before seen on TV. Red Bull Soapbox continues to delight with its boundless capacity for invention. And stepping away from the TV entirely, Dave’s partnered with CALM to launch the “Be The Mate You’d Want” campaign and the “Conversations Against Living Miserably” podcast.
Reaching 20million viewers a month, Dave’s come a long way, but it’s only just getting warmed up.
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