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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 5, Episode 3 is repeated on Tuesday at 12am.

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

Series 5, Episode 1 - Like Top Gun All Over Again

In the first episode, Dave explores whether a knock-off can ever be as good as the real thing. For Dave, this involves examining DVDs, baking and his favourite band, Bucks Fizz...

Full synopsis

Armed with a computer, clicker and checked shirt, Dave continues to cast an eye over modern life in his own unique style combining stand-up, visual storytelling, and real-world experimentation. In these eight new mischievous comedy performances, Dave once again turns his attention to the areas of everyday life we normally take for granted- scrutinising the absurdities and contradictions that continue to fascinate and infuriate him.

In this series Dave takes to fatherhood in his usual spirit: playing tricks with singing toys, interrogating children's TV characters, and messing with modern Monopoly. What does the term 'generation' really mean? Why does his Mum use emojis? Are "Life Hacks" really any help at all? All these questions and more, will be answered. Sort of.

Along the way, Dave tests the merits of man versus machine, in all its life-like glory. Plus, he finds himself in a lucrative but compromising situation. Of course no Modern Life Is Goodish would be complete without our host sifting through "the bottom half of the internet" for those real words by real people; digging out the ridiculous, opinionated and downright maddest reader comments to be found on the most frenzy-inducing newspaper articles for, what Dave likes to call, a Found Poem.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 31st October 2017
60 minutes


  1. Saturday 4th November 2017 at 11:35pm on Dave
  2. Monday 6th November 2017 at 8:00pm on Dave
  3. Tuesday 13th March 2018 at 12:00am on Dave
  4. Tuesday 13th March 2018 at 8:00pm on Dave

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Dave Gorman Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Toby Hadoke Self
Writing team
Dave Gorman Writer
Carrie Quinlan Writer (Additional Material)
Ben Michael Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Paul Wheeler Director
James Fidler Series Producer
Jamie Isaacs Executive Producer
Iain Coyle Executive Producer
Dave Gorman Executive Producer
Steve Andrews Editor
Rudi Thackray Production Designer


Not a Tribute Act

Dave Gorman talks about Elton John... kind of.

Featuring: Dave Gorman.


Dave Gorman interview: Modern Life Is Goodish

Dave Gorman chats to us about his journey from Googlewhack Adventure to Modern Life Is Goodish...

Rob Leane, Den Of Geek, 30th October 2017

Preview - Dave Gorman: Modern Life is Goodish

The celebrated PowerPoint comedian and non-geek Dave Gorman continues his quest to prove how goodish life is.

Ian Wolf, On The Box, 31st October 2017

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