Dave Gorman to return to TV | 'I can't tell you what they're called or who they're for...'

Dave Gorman to return to TV

'I can't tell you what they're called or who they're for...'

Dave Gorman is making a return to TV.

Details of his new show are under wraps, but he will be doing some work-in-progress gigs next month to shape the programmes.

In an email to fans, he explained: ‘Well, this is exciting. Unfortunately it's so exciting that a man in a suit won't let me tell you all of it - so, with apologies for being a click-tease, here's the bit I can tell you:

‘I'm in the process of making some more telly shows. I can't tell you what they're called or who they're for... but I can tell you that I'm getting the band back together. And when I say 'band', I mean, my laptops, screen and clickers. Because it's me doing stand up. Simple. 

‘As with previous projects, being at a desk, making powerpoint only gets me so far... to shape it, I need to get on stage with it. And so we've put a few warm up dates together.’

Gorman’s last TV show was the panel show Terms and Conditions Apply for Dave in 2019, which came after four years and 36 episodes of his PowerPoint-led stand-up show  Modern Life Is Goodish for the same channel.

The comic pulled the plug on that show because of the workload, saying that in the final three weeks before taping a pair of episodes, he would work for more than 100 hours a week finalising the scripts and the accompanying presentations.

More recently he has become a setter of cryptic crosswords. For The Independent he uses the pseudonym Bluth, in the Daily Telegraph he is 'Django' and in  The Guardian, Fed.

The first three work-in-progress shows for his next project will be at the Cambridge Junction on July  15, 17 and 20 and tickets are on sale from the venue now.

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Published: 14 Jun 2024

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