Comedian, writer and Powerpoint enthusiast Dave Gorman is preparing to bring his latest show to Croydon.

The 44-year-old was due to perform Dave Gorman Gets Straight to the Point* (The Powerpoint) at Fairfield Halls last October but had to rearrange following the birth of his son.

In a statement at the time, Gorman wrote: “I've been in this game long enough to know that you should never fornicate with one's spouse nine months before a tour date... but on this occasion I made a mistake and now we all have to deal with the consequences. I'm sorry.”

Gorman shot to fame in 2000 with the publication of a book, stage show and a documentary called Are You Dave Gorman? in which he attempted to track down other Dave Gormans following a drunken bet with his then-flatmate Danny Wallace.

His current show Modern Life is Goodish is now onto its third series on Dave and includes his now trademark use of technology such as Microsoft Powerpoint, hitherto mostly known to people for business presentations.

The comedian rejects the idea that he’s a comedy spokesman for all things tech.

He said: “I don’t feel like I am. I’ll use some tweets in a show and people go, ‘Ooh. Isn’t he modern.’

“But Twitter’s just a place where a conversation is happening. I don’t see any reason why an anecdote about going to the shops is old-fashioned and a conversation on Twitter should feel modern.”

He added: “People say, ‘How can Powerpoint be funny?’ By not using it to show you sales figures from the third quarter.

“It’s just a way of showing you stuff. People get so locked into what they think is the zeitgeist. And I think just treating it as normal, rather than being worshipful of it as technology, is the difference. I actually think the show’s really old-fashioned. It’s completely not in love with the technology. It’s using it.”

Dave Gorman Gets to the Point* (*The Powerpoint) is at Croydon’s Fairfield Halls on Saturday, January 30. Go to

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