To say that Dave Gorman tells stories of the observations of his life would be an understatement, for Dave Gorman's life is not like any other. ...
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To say that Dave Gorman tells stories of the observations of his life would be an understatement, for Dave Gorman's life is not like any other.
Born in Stafford in 1971, Dave started taking comedy seriously in the late 1990s, taking his first full length show examining the Ian Dury song 'Reasons To Be Cheerful, Part 3' to Edinburgh in 1998.
The following year he performed 'Dave Gorman's Better World', in which he wrote thousands of local newspapers asking the public how one man could make the world a better place and then attempted to carry out these suggestions. These shows are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Dave's wholly original means to write a show.
If you were to nail it down, Dave Gorman may be deemed as more of a lecturer than a stand up, albeit a very funny one. He has shot to fame with his unique shows.
His breakthrough, and arguably most famous, show was 'Are You Dave Gorman? Here', stemming from a bet with flatmate Danny Wallace, Dave attempted to track down 54 Dave Gorman's around the world.
Following on from this, Dave next show was 'Dave Gorman's Googlewhack Adventure' where he travelled the globe finding the people who authored Googlewhacks (websites which are unique in the appearance when searching with two words). The show yielded both a DVD and book. The tour itself gave Dave the idea of his next adventure.
When touring the Googlewhack show, Dave noticed he was constantly staying in chain hotels. He decided to travel across America through 17 states and see if he could only patronise establishments that were independently owned, i.e. no McDonalds, Holiday Inn or Esso.
'America Unchained', the resulting film, won the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature at the Austin Film Festival. If this wasn't enough, Dave returned to stand up in 2009 with his show 'Sit Down, Pedal, Pedal, Stop and Stand Up' in which he cycled to each venue from the previous one, visiting all corners of the country.
If you haven't seen Dave Gorman performing his shows on television then there has been more than a few other opportunities to see and hear him.
He has appeared on all manner of panel shows including Have I Got News For You, QI and They Think It's All Over, not to mention the spoof panel show featured in Rob Brydon's Annually Retentive.
He has been a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewartand has fronted his own show Genius, which itself started as a Radio 4 show, in which Dave and a guest test out public suggestions to see if they qualify as 'genius'.
In a another unpredictable move, Dave presented Bravo's live coverage of the PDC darts coverage alongside James Richardson for the 2010 European Championship.
In a time of war and disease, it could be said that Dave Gorman's talents are wasted and his mind could be put to much better use elsewhere solving these problems. However, if that was the case, the world would be a much duller place without his unique travels, trials and tribulations.
Did You Know?: Dave Gorman is a vegetarian. He must have thanked his lucky stars that McDonald's discontinued the McChickpea and Lentil Stuffed McPepper.