Dave Gorman's Powerpoint Presentation
...is the name of my latest stand-up show that I launched at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe. It was my first run at the Fringe for 8 yeas and I'm chuffed to bits with how it went. 28 shows in 26 days and each and every one of them sold out. If you came along... thanks! I then toured the show throughout October/November and, due to popular demand (thanks again!) I extended the tour into 2012 with another 30+ shows around the country and four nights in London at the Southbank Centre. We wrapped up the UK touring with a show at The Bloomsbury Theatre held as a benefit for Shelter before taking the show to Montreal for an 8 show run at the Just For Laughs comedy festival... who also took me and the show to Sydney for a little show at a small venue called The Sydney Opera House.
That makes 137 performances so far. If you're really curious, you can see where the show has already been by clicking here. Of course there may be more to come... but for now I'm focussing on writing new material... with a run of Screen Guild gigs at its Hoxton Hall home.
You can see all upcoming live dates - for this or any other shows I have - on the Live Dates page of the site.
If you want to know more about the show, there's a page of reviews here.
I get a lot of email/tweets etc about the show... many asking the same questions. So I blogged an Actually Frequently Asked Questions page about it here. Amongst other things it explains why the show won't be filmed for a DVD.
Having returned to live work - and in particular, returned to stand-up - with the Sit Down, Pedal, Pedal, Stop & Stand Up tour which was largely straight forward one-man-and-a-mic stand-up but with a final quarter of the show given over to a powerpoint section I knew I wanted to pursue that style of performance more. So I set up a monthly night at Hoxton Hall called Dave Gorman's Screen Guild. By making the projection a key part of the evening I was able to introduce audiences to great guests as well as playing with any new ideas I had. We did five shows there in our opening season and I always did brand new material... I then had nine previews to hone things and select the best blend... and that's what's in the Powerpoint Presentation show. I'm really proud of it. It's taken me a while but I've found a way to marry stand-up material with the style of performance I developed in my years of narrative shows like Googlewhack Adventure and Are You Dave Gorman... in other words, a style of stand-up that feels really me.