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.
Series 2 was well received and was watched by more people and we're currently working on Series 3. The recordings are in May, June and July 2015 - which is why the Live Dates page lists lots of lovely warm-up shows and dry-runs you can come to between now and then... and the show is likely to start broadcasting in September. At least, that's the month they started showing series 1 and 2 in, so it seems likely.
The series can sometimes be found on demand although I guess that depends on when they last showed it.
Tickets for the recordings are free. I think this series is fully allocated now... my mailing list are always the first to know when they're happening though so if you want to be at the front of the queue next time...