Dave Gorman performs a series of witty stand-up shows, exclusive to Dave. The bearded wonder takes a sideways look at the messages we receive every day.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Dave Gorman: Modern Life is Goodish - Dave Gorman - Netflix
David James Gorman (born 2 March 1971) is an English comedian, author, and television presenter. Gorman began his career writing for television comedy series, such as The Mrs Merton Show and The Fast Show. His stand-up shows also achieved acclaim, and he was nominated for a Perrier Award. Gorman became famous for his Are You Dave Gorman? stage show for the 2000 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the television version of which was broadcast as The Dave Gorman Collection in 2001 over several episodes. Are You Dave Gorman? was followed by several other filmed stand-up shows, most recently Modern Life is Goodish, which was broadcast between 2013 and 2017 on the Dave channel. Gorman has also been a guest on other shows on Dave, such as Taskmaster and Go 8 Bit.
Dave Gorman: Modern Life is Goodish - America Unchained - Netflix
Between 22 October and 5 December 2006, Gorman undertook a coast-to-coast road trip through 17 states from the west coast to east coast of the United States. A book about the trip, entitled America Unchained: A Freewheeling Roadtrip in Search of Non-Corporate USA, was released on 3 April 2008. The rationale for the trip was to discover whether it is possible to travel across the United States without ever patronising any corporate or chain-style businesses (“The Man”). Gorman ate, slept, and filled his car in restaurants, hotels, and petrol stations which were all independently owned. America Unchained also is the name of an annual campaign spearheaded by the American Independent Business Alliance since 2004 to promote the economic, cultural, and democratic importance of independent locally owned businesses. A documentary film of the adventure was also made and was aired on the British TV channel More4 on 5 February 2008 and released on DVD on 11 February. In 2007, it won the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature at the Austin Film Festival. Gorman's journey started in Coronado, California, and ended in Savannah, Georgia, and he was continually challenged to find independently owned gas stations, as well as repairing the car itself – which broke down surprisingly little, considering the age and mileage (124,000 at start).
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