With a distinctive style of storytelling, Dave is one of the most unique, original and exciting comedy minds that the UK has produced. Not only is he one of the biggest contemporary comedians and sharpest raconteurs but he is also a hugely successful author.
The 5th series of his show Dave Gorman: Modern Life is Goodish (Dave) finished airing in December 2017 and was yet another spectacular ratings success. The series takes a mischievous look at modern life with Dave sharing his observations and venting his frustrations using his own blend of stand up, visual story-telling and real-world experimentation.
In 2011, he returned to Edinburgh with his show Dave Gorman’s Powerpoint Presentation, and toured the country with the same show in the autumn. Dave also spent autumn 2009 touring the country with his show Sit Down, Pedal, Pedal, Stop, and Stand Up, which was extended into 2010 due to popular demand and recorded for DVD. Dave’s tales of travelling the world in his one man shows, Are You Dave Gorman? (which later became the television series The Dave Gorman Collection) and Dave Gorman’s Googlewhack Adventure have dazzled live audiences and broken box office records across the globe, establishing Dave as one of the hottest live international performers. His achievements include a three month run off Broadway in New York, plus sell-out seasons at The Edinburgh Fringe, The Sydney Opera House, The Melbourne Comedy Festival and at the US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, where he won the HBO US Comedy Arts Festival One Man Show Award in both 2001 and 2004.
Dave has also had a phenomenal track record with his books Are You Dave Gorman? and Dave Gorman’s Googlewhack Adventure, that climbed to number one in the Sunday Times non-fiction Bestsellers List in 2004. He released his third book America Unchained in 2008 and in 2011, he brought out his fourth Dave Gorman vs the Rest of the World. His fifth book, Too Much Information, was released in 2014.
In 2006, Dave appeared as a team captain on the second series of Rob Brydon’s Annually Retentive (BBC Three) and has appeared on The Daily Show, filming six segments with Jon Stewart (More 4). His 90 minute documentary, Dave Gorman in America Unchained broadcast on More 4 in 2008 delivering more than six times the channel’s average viewing figures for the slot. The film also won the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature at the Austin film festival.
Dave has made TV appearances on The Late Show With David Letterman (CBS), Have I Got News For You (BBC One), The Frank Skinner Show (ITV1), Absolutely Fabulous (BBC One), Never Mind The Buzzcocks(BBC Two), They Think It’s All Over (BBC One) and acted in Steve Coogan’s feature film 24 Hour Party People. He has also won two BAFTA Awards as a writer on the Mrs Merton Show (BBC One). He has also appeared on popular BBC radio shows such as Wordaholics, Dilemma, It’s Not What You Know, Infinite Monkey Cage and I’ve Never Seen Star Wars.
Dave hosted his own radio show every Sunday morning on Absolute Radio between 2009 and 2012 and his popular radio show Genius for BBC Radio 4 was also made into two successful television series for BBC Two.
2019 sees him return with a brand new Tour ‘With Great PowerPoint Comes Great ResponsibilityPoint’, which sees him visit some of the UKs biggest venues in the winter.
“Dave did an excellent job hosting the TES FE Awards 2019. He was diligent in researching the event beforehand, and came up with an excellent stand-up slot, which was enjoyed by the audience, before hosting the awards presentation with wit and warmth.”
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