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.
Dave has pioneered a number of hugely successful TV shows, including 5 series of the smash hit Modern Life is Goodish (Dave), The Dave Gorman Collection (BBC2) and most recently Dave Gorman: Terms and Conditions Apply (Dave).
A prolific live performer and Dave has completed numerous sold out and critically acclaimed national and international tours. His latest show, With Great PowerPoint Comes Great Responsibility Point, finished at the end of 2019 following two separate extensions. His previous shows, including Dave Gorman’s Powerpoint Presentation; Sit Down, Pedal, Pedal, Stop, and Stand Up; Are You Dave Gorman?; 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 made TV appearances on The Late Show With David Letterman (CBS), The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (More 4), 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 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.
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.
“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.”
TES Further Education Awards