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Dave's back and he's better than ever
on 29 November 2004
The masterful Dave Gorman makes it to DVD for the first time and you won't be disappointed. The book is one hell of a funny read, but there's something genuinely beautiful about Dave's performance that makes this a must have item for any comedy fan. He's been loathe to film his previous shows for genuine concerns he had as to whether what works on stage would translate to the small screen and whether those fears are rightly or wrongly held, he's spot on to have released this.
I confess I'd read the book before this and loved his previous adventure meeting 54 namesakes after a drunken bet (hint for the BBC: time to release that one now please), but the tale of the Googlewhack adventure eclipses his former antics.
This tale has highs and lows. Real lows. Really low lows. Really insane low lows but Dave manages to wring gag after gag and laugh after laugh out of even this dark period in his life. Whilst there's a whole heap of other incidents described in the book that haven't made it to the stage show, every minute of this two hour tale will have you roaring with laughter (unless you just don't have a sense of humour), and after watching it you'll want to do nothing beyond watching it again.
It's a simple tale of how co-incidence and work avoidance affect a man with a competitive streak that may need a little more controlling, struggling to mature from his reckless youth, but now egged on by 'friends' who maybe ought to have known better finds himself once more travelling the world over to win a stupid bet. Don't believe that one e-mail could spark thousands of miles of air flight, the frankly reckless sqandering of an entire book advance, a brush with mental illness and one of the most improbable adventures ever conceivable ? Then you've never encountered Dave Gorman. Superb.