★★★★ Dominic Maxwell, The Times – ★★★★ Jay Richardson, The i Newspaper – ★★★★ Mark Wareham, The Mail on Sunday – ★★★★ Steve Bennett, Chortle – ★★★★ Veronica Lee, The Arts Desk – ★★★★ Bruce Dessau, The Evening Standard
It was announced today (Friday 26th April 2019) that Dave Gorman’s critically acclaimed sell out tour, With Great Powerpoint Comes Great Responsibilitypoint has been extended for a third time with 24 new shows added in autumn 2019, including a fourth date at London’s iconic Royal Festival Hall. Starting in September, this new run sees Dave continue to 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.
Dave Gorman Modern Life Is Goodish returned in 2018 for a fifth hit 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 was Dave Gorman’s first new live tour show in four years and followed 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 on general sale today. For the full list of dates see: www.davegorman.com
he has never been more enjoyable… backed by hundreds of precision-tooled graphics that he controls and interacts with as if he were in a double act with his laptop. The rapport between them is extraordinary… hugely entertaining 90 minutes of multifaceted, multimedia stand-up ★★★★
Dominic Maxwell, The Times
Gorman creates real magic from the unlikeliest of sources ★★★★
Mark Wareham, The Mail on Sunday
beautifully constructed ★★★★
Veronica Lee, The Arts Desk
exquisitely constructed show from a comic who is at the top of his game ★★★★
Bruce Dessau, The Evening Standard
Steve Bennett, Chortle
Jay Richardson, The i Newspaper
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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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