You can take for granted that Dave Gorman's comedy is funny. If you've seen the sort of thing he's done before, you'll know what you're in for when he takes you on his Googlewhack Adventure.
But Dave Gorman is also a very warm performer. You know he'll make you laugh, but you don't always expect to be moved as well. After all, this is a show about a nearly middle-aged guy becoming obsessed with a geeky internet game. You'll probably know the sort of geeky thing I'm talking about, otherwise you'd be buying this DVD from a shop like normal people.
This particular internet game for geeks (present company excepted) involves thousands of miles of travel and a plurality of people called Dave Gorman. Comedy value, yes, as you'll know if you've seen him before. But will it move you?
Dave Gorman is a brilliant story teller. He talks for the best part of two hours, and a very tiring two hours it looks too, with enough shouting to make John Cleese proud, and a couple of naughty words creeping in. And one very naughty word. And he speaks with real and vivid affection about the people he meets and who help him in his quest, whom the tiny probabilities that googlewhacking involves bring his way.
And he hands you his vulnerabilities on a plate. His story runs the gamut from elation to despair, and he really draws you in, till you forget that it's just an internet game for geeks - it's his obsession, and while you're watching him, it becomes yours too.
Plenty of laughter and some tears - if that's the sort of thing you like, this is for you.
I wish Dave all the best with this show.