DAVE GORMAN’S SELL OUT TOUR EXTENDED FOR SECOND TIME WITH MULTIPLE SHOWS ADDED AT MANY OF THE UK’S BIGGEST THEATRES

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It was announced today (Wednesday 20th June 2018) that Dave Gorman’s upcoming (already largely sold out) tour With Great Powerpoint Comes Great Responsibilitypoint has been extended for a second time with 19 new shows added in early 2019, including third dates being made available at London’s iconic Royal Festival Hall, Birmingham’s Symphony Hall, Coventry’s Warwick Art’s Centre, Hull’s City Hall and Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall, with a fifth date made available for Manchester’s The Lowry (Salford).  Starting this September and now playing 61 shows, at some of the biggest theatres in the country, this tour will see Dave combine his unique and critically acclaimed style of stand-up and visual story-telling.

As the title suggests, Dave is bringing his laptop and projector screen with him so expect the ‘King of Powerpoint comedy’ (The Guardian) to have more detailed analysis of those parts of life you’ve never stopped to think about before.  Hey, not all heroes wear capes.

Ratings and critical hit, Dave Gorman Modern Life Is Goodish returned to Dave in 2018 for a fifth series – attracting a peak of 1.5 million viewers and regularly receiving a total audience of over a million per episode, the show is one of UKTV and Dave’s (the channel) most successful original commissions.

This will be Dave Gorman’s first new live tour show in four years and follows on from Dave Gorman Gets Straight To The Point* (*The Power Point).  A two-time extended sell-out UK nationwide tour, it saw Dave sell out four shows at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, as well as the Hammersmith Apollo, and take the show to New York for a ten-night run off-Broadway.

Tickets are available from 10am. For the full list of dates see:  davegorman.com

What the press said about Dave Gorman’s previous live show, Dave Gorman Gets Straight To The Point* (*The Power Point) 

“in the same way that Michael Palin brightens up travelogues, Gorman’s skill is to cast fresh comic light on the familiar, picking previously unseen holes in song lyrics or playing ingenious pranks on unsuspecting cybersurfers… a winning mix of inventiveness, charm and jokes… there is no need to draw a graph to calculate that this is an extremely entertaining evening”

★★★★ Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard 

Neurotic and pernickety in the very best way possible, Gorman’s innovative take on the everyday and minutiae of life is not to be missed.”

Frances Taylor, Digital Spy

“a near fool proof delivery system for jokes. Gorman’s intention isn’t to mock PowerPoint (or its overuse by the uninspired in business), but to explore its potential as a weapon in the stand-up armoury”

James Kettle, The Guardian

“Pie charts, photos and screen grabs of offending news articles ping in and out of sight, like instruments in his comedy orchestra”

Alex Hardy, The Times 

“always a very likeable comic… there are a lot of laughs in the evening as he points out life’s inanities”

★★★★ Veronica Lee, The Arts Desk

“the mundane elements of everyday life into hysterical anecdotes”

Danielle Stacy, The Mirror

                                                                                                          

For further information please contact:  Dan Lloyd at Avalon on 020 7598 7222/ DLloyd@avalon-entertainment.com

 

NOTES TO EDITORS 

Critical praise for series 5 of Dave Gorman Modern Life Is Goodish: 

“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, The Radio Times 

“Dave can find the funny in anything. His terrific series returns with more hilarious slide shows and worrying internet insights.”

Louise Purser, The Sun 

★★★★ Mark Wareham, The Mail on Sunday 

“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 

“The stand-up show Dave Gorman’s Modern Life is Goodish returned with more affable analysis of our cultural ephemera. I particularly enjoyed Gorman’s “found poem” repeating moronic below-theline reactions to The Great British Bake Off being on Channel 4. “Yet another programme showing people how to catch obesity” was one; “Why blame the BBC? It’s ITV’s show now, so blame them if you don’t like Neil Fielding” was another. You can only be glad the poem was created before Prue Leith’s Twitter blunder. Poor old Prue!” James Jackson, The Times

“Once again this is essentially an hour of highly capable stand-up…His poem about the ‘below the line’ comments from people about Bake Off’s move to Channel 4 is fabulously merciless”

Ben Dowell, The Radio Times

“Modern life is neither good nor bad. This is the argument Dave Gorman, inset, has made repeatedly since 2013 – and we’re still hanging on his every word”

Sara Wallis, The Daily Mirror 

“A welcome return for Dave Gorman and his laptop as the comedian begins a fifth series dissecting the minutiae of 21st century living… The section on fake children’s animations is hilarious, while fans of the show will cheer the return of Neil Sean”

Chris Bennion, The Times

 

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