Modern Life Is Goodish
In 2013 I made a new series for Dave (That's the channel, Dave, not me-Dave. I don't talk about myself in the third person. Dave Gorman doesn't do that and he never will) called Dave Gorman: Modern Life Is Goodish.
Each episode was an hour-long stand up show presented by me and my laptop. It was informed by my 2011/12 tour - Powerpoint Presentation - and was broadly about the misinformation and nonsense we have to wade through daily in this technologically advanced, wonderful - yet flawed - world of ours.
The shows were filmed at The Tabernacle in Notting Hill rather than in the anodyne surroundings of a TV studio. I think that helped to make them feel and look a little different. I think it's the first time I've done a series that actually captures the spirit of what I do live - while also, I hope, feeling like it's made for the telly and not just a recording of a gig. The series launched on September 17th at 10pm.
The reviews and viewing figures have been incredible and it built up a wonderfully loyal audience. It did a rare thing for a TV series and actually built a bigger audience as it went on. It was the highest rating new commission of the year for the channel and the fifth highest rating original commission ever across all of the UKTV Channels (Dave, Gold, Watch etc) only being beaten by Red Dwarf, Dynamo, Morecambe & Wise and Fry & Laurie.
At the start of 2014, UKTV announced that they had recommissioned a further two series. While series one was six episodes long, series two and three will have eight episodes apiece.
The series can sometimes be found on demand although I guess that depends on when they last repeated it and series two should be on screen in the autumn.
Tickets for shows like this are free. And my mailing list are always the first to know when they're happening.