Dave Gorman: Modern Life Is Goodish. Dave Gorman. Copyright: Liberty Bell.

Dave Gorman: Modern Life Is Goodish

Dave stand-up series hosted by Dave Gorman. 36 episodes (5 series), 2013 - 2017. Stars Dave Gorman.

Series 4, Episode 2 is repeated on Monday at 10pm.

Dave Gorman: Modern Life Is Goodish. Dave Gorman.

Dave Gorman: Modern Life Is Goodish

Comedy series in which Dave Gorman uses stand-up and PowerPoint slides to take a look at various aspects of modern life

2013 - 2017
36   (5 series), plus 3 highlights specials
Dave Gorman
Dave Gorman
Paul Wheeler
Nick Martin, James Fidler, Jamie Isaacs, Iain Coyle, Dave Gorman and Joe McVey

Dave Gorman thinks modern life is good...ish. However, tired of endlessly being sold stuff he doesn't need, feeling manipulated by the media and harassed by technology, he's become slightly obsessive about the 'ish'. But instead of letting it drive him mad he's decided to fight back. A bit. Sort of. Ish. So he'll be sharing his observations and venting his frustrations in mischievous shows for Dave.

Presented using his own unique blend of stand-up and documentary comedy, it's a whole new take on the things we normally take for granted.

Whether it's 'Greatest' Hits Albums, ill-thought-out technological solutions, unquestioned advertising logic, online 'news', one-click agreements to pages of terms and conditions, the cult of celebrity, Lord Sugar, the new Blister Pack Economy, what to do with a found camera or even (somewhat distressingly) discovering exactly where on the A-Z lists of fame he resides, Dave Gorman does what we don't: he stops and actually looks at things. And asks questions. And judging by some of the things he discovers, perhaps the people churning this stuff out ought to stop and look at what they're doing from time to time too. Because there's a hell of a lot of it that makes no sense at all.

The series is loosely based on Dave Gorman's internationally critically acclaimed live show, PowerPoint Presentation, which went on a three-time-extended nationwide tour of the UK including multiple London dates at the Hammersmith Apollo and the Queen Elizabeth Hall at the Southbank Centre.

Join Dave, on Dave, for a journey of intellectual curiosity and a healthy amount of humour as he holds up a mirror to the countless questionable things we're all exposed to but just seem to accept as ok.

Production Details

Production company
The Billroth String Quartet play the music over Dave's Found Poem section.
Laugh track
Live audience


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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 17th September 2013 on Dave at 10pm
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 19th December 2017 on Dave at 10pm
Length of episodes
1 hour
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 4 Episode 2: Monday at 10pm on Dave
  2. Series 4 Episode 3: Monday 25th February at 10pm on Dave

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