It was announced today (13th November 2017) that Dave Gorman is set to embark on brand new tour With Great Powerpoint Comes Great Responsibilitypoint in Autumn 2018. Over twenty-six dates, Dave will combine his unique style of stand-up and visual story-telling at some of the biggest theatres in the country including London’s prestigious Royal Festival Hall (Southbank Centre) on the 31st October. This will be Dave’s first new live tour show in four years and follows on from Dave Gorman Gets Straight To The Point* (*The Power Point), which went on a two-time extended sell-out UK nationwide tour, including four shows at the Queen Elizabeth Hall and a date of the Hammersmith Apollo and to New York for a ten-night run off-Broadway.
As the title suggests, he’s bringing his laptop and projector screen with him so expect the ‘King of Powerpoint comedy’ (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.
The news coincides with ratings and critical hit, Dave Gorman Modern Life Is Goodish recently returning to Dave for a fifth series. After attracting a peak of 1.5 million viewers and regularly receiving a total audience of over a million per episode in series four, the show is one of UKTV’s most successful original commissions.
Tickets are available on pre-sale tomorrow, Tuesday 14th November at 9am via seetickets.com, on Wednesday 15th November at 9am via ticketmaster.co.uk and Thursday 16th November via tickets.amazon.co.uk at 9am and are on general sale from Friday 17th November at 9am. For the full list of dates see: davegorman.com
What the press said about Dave Gorman’s last 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
“Master of the elaborate lecture, Dave Gorman is taking his Mac and projector around the country later this year. 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.” 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
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NOTES TO EDITORS
About Dave Gorman
Along with the Dave Gorman Gets Straight To The Point* (*The Power Point) tour, Dave’s live career has seen him sell out multiple tours of the UK, have two six-week runs off Broadway in New York extended to three months, complete a successful four-month tour of the USA and become responsible for the fastest selling show in the history of the Studio Theatre at The Sydney Opera House. Live performances have also earned him the title of Best One Person Show at the HBO US Comedy Arts Festival (twice), as well as nominations for the Perrier Award, the South Bank Award (alongside Eddie Izzard and Little Britain) and two nominations for the prestigious American Drama Desk Award, where he was up against – among others – the legend, Billy Crystal.
As well as writing and starring in five series of Dave Gorman Modern Life Is Goodish on Dave, he has had two series of Genius with Dave Gorman broadcast on BBC Two and saw his Channel 4 documentary, America Unchained win the audience award for Best Documentary Feature at the Austin Film Festival and secure nomination for a Broadcast Award. Dave has also starred in, co-wrote and produced the critically acclaimed The Dave Gorman Collection for BBC Two, which was closely followed by his second project for the channel, Dave Gorman’s Important Astrology Experiment.
A regular in the Sunday Times Best-sellers list, Dave has published four books, Dave Gorman Vs the Rest of the World, America Unchained, Dave Gorman’s Googlewhack Adventure, and Are You Dave Gorman?
Critical praise, so far, for series 5 of Dave Gorman Modern Life Is Goodish:
“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
“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, 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
“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, Radio Times
“It’s easy to get pessimistic about the state of the world at the moment, so it’s lucky that Dave Gorrman is back for a fifth series to remind that not every facet of 21st century is soul-crushingly terrible. In fact, some of it is even quite good(ish)” Evening Standard
“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, Daily Mirror
“Dave Gorman: Modern Life Is Goodish returns to Dave very soon, for its fifth series, with the eponymous comedian/writer/PowerPoint enthusiast diving back into the weird world around us, in search of life-affirming moments, barmy internet comments and more hefty chuckles” Rob Leane, Den Of Geek
“This is the show where stand-up finds examples of everyday bonkerness via the magic of Powerpoint, revels in the details” Mike Ward Daily Star
“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
“As his series of gentle rages against life’s lesser issues returns, the comic offers £20 to any audience member who can tell the difference between Weetabix and supermarket’s own brand of ‘wheat bisks’. This leads him in to an amusing ramble about branded goods and tribute acts.” Robin Wiggs, Daily Mail Weekend
“Asda own-brand wheat biscuits and the canonical line-up of Bucks Fizz are grist to the Gorman observational comedy mill” Gerard Gilbert, The i
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