“It’s a sort of cutting-edge documentary-slash-stand-up hybrid, with Gorman offering genius gags aplenty”
Rachel Aroesti, The Guardian Guide
“Gorman is that rare thing: a comedian who leaves you with a warm glow and tears in your eyes”
Claire Webb, Radio Times
The ratings and critical hit, Dave Gorman Modern Life Is Goodish will return to UKTV channel Dave on September 8th. News of this transmission date comes immediately after the network announced commissions of series four and five, before series three has gone to air, and makes the show one of the channel’s longest running and most successful commissions.
Written and performed by DAVE GORMAN, the show already held the accolade of being one of the highest-rating programmes for Dave and during series two it further increased its audience, in every respect, on the record-breaking first run. The second series was estimated by UKTV to have reached 7.8 million individuals (up from 5.2 million for series one), and peaked with 651,000 (up +102% on the slot average) for a single transmission.
Presented using DAVE GORMAN’s unique blend of stand-up and documentary-comedy, the show gives a whole new take on the things we normally take for granted. This time the topics leading Dave to exasperation and amused disbelief (and occasionally to tricky ground with the station’s lawyers) include: grown-ups using childish language on their CVs; the fact that LITTLE MIX fans share more right wing values with KATIE HOPKINS than you might imagine; his very own scheme to improve the Gregorian Calendar; exposing a fake Twitter follower scam; and asking exactly how many products can really be Product of the Year at the same time. He’ll also discuss his attempts to prove he’s a safe driver, celebrate some beautiful, perpetuating mistakes on the internet and launch his brilliant new quiz, Catphrase…which is nothing like any other show you might have heard of that might or might not have been hosted by ROY WALKER or STEPHEN MULHERN, say. Oh, and he’ll be confessing to his addiction to porn…of the property variety. And of course, DAVE will sift through “the bottom half of the internet” for those real words by real people; digging out the ridiculous, opinionated and downright maddest reader comments to be found on the most frenzy-inducing newspaper articles for a Found Poem.
Other things the press have said about Dave Gorman Modern Life Is Goodish
“Dave Gorman is a clever and inventive comic…and Modern Life Is Goodish shows why he is so popular”
Simon Horsford, The 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
Ally Ross, The Sun
“Dave Gorman is funny and brilliant in equal measure.”
David Chater, The Times
Adam Postans, The People
“there are nice ideas here, and the section revealing the results of leaving disposable cameras around London (with user instructions) is really entertaining”
The Sunday Times, Culture
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Notes to editors
Dave Gorman Modern Life Is Goodish has been commissioned by IAIN COYLE for Dave. The show is produced by NICK MARTIN (Have I Got News For You), produced by JAMES FIDLER (Frank Skinner’s Opinionated) and directed by PAUL WHEELER (Live At The Apollo), while the Executive Producers are JAMIE ISAACS for Liberty Bell and IAIN COYLE.
About Liberty Bell
Liberty Bell Productions, formed in autumn 2002, specialises in the production of television documentaries and features, factual entertainment, current affairs, drama-documentary and youth programming. Productions include: The Three Day Nanny (Channel 4), Scrappers (BBC One), Dave Gorman Modern Life is Goodish (Dave), the Grumpy Old… series and the Three Men… series (BBC TWO).
What the press has said about previous Liberty Bell productions:
“It may sound as if TV game shows have finally jumped the shark – or indeed the sheep – but Flockstars is the first really good idea ITV have had for some time. Brilliant title, cracking concept: like One Man and His Dog, but with national appeal”
Horatio Clare, The Sunday Telegraph
The Three Day Nanny
“I’m not just watching, I’m taking notes, because a lot of this applies to my family.”
Sam Wollaston, The Guardian
Portillo on Thatcher: The Lady’s Not For Spurning
“Gordon Brown and David Cameron should watch it. Tony Blair should get a hold of a tape and reflect on what might have been. Media bosses who only commission films if they portray politicians as corrupt and mad should take note also…I know people with only a passing interest in politics who were gripped.”
Steve Richards, The Independent
The Alastair Campbell Diaries
“Just as DVD extras allow you to see the human fallibility that lies behind the polished exterior of the finished film, Campbell’s diary fills in the engrossing trivia of off-stage politics…it is completely engrossing.”
Thomas Sutcliffe, The Independent
The Widow’s Tale
“This complex and moving film is one of the television highlights of the year so far.”
Andrew Male, The Sunday Times
Grumpy Old Men
“The whole programme put me into an uncharacteristically, seethingly good mood…Wonderful stuff”
A.A. Gill, The Sunday Times
About Dave (www.joindave.co.uk / @joindave)
Satirical and edgy, Dave is the home of witty banter. Featuring the best in contemporary entertainment including Suits, QI, Red Dwarf X, Mock the Week and Have I Got News For You. Dave also showcases popular original series, such as Argumental, Dave’s One Night Stand, Dara O’Briain’s School of Hard Sums, Alexander Armstrong’s Big Ask and Jo Brand’s Big Splash, all laden with the biggest names in British comedy.
Where to find Dave: Sky channel 111, Virgin TV channel 128, Freeview 12.
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