Dave Gorman's Screen Guild
"Dave Gorman's Screen Guild - a mixed bill of comedy curated by Dave Gorman.
This new occasional night will be hosted by Dave, his laptop and a big screen.
Dave's picking the guests himself so it promises to deliver only the finest and smartest acts the circuit has to offer..."
I'm setting up a new mini-run of these shows at Hoxton Hall.
With one-man-and-a-mic stand up, it's easy enough to find space to try out new ideas. There are loads of clubs in London where I can pop along and do five, ten, fifteen minutes or what have you.
But it's much harder to do the same for the stuff that involves powerpoint.
The equipment doesn't really fit into most pub and club venues and even if it did, it would be disruptive to erect a 9ft by 12ft screen in order to then do just 5 minutes in between some other acts.
Which is why I started running my Screen Guild gigs. It means I have a playground in which to experiment with new ideas and see what works. I started it because I knew there was no other way of me trying out new stuff and while I had no idea at the time, the first five show run generated pretty much all the material that became the show, Dave Gorman's Powerpoint Presentation.
Sometimes new stuff is good. Sometimes it's, um, not so good. But I guarantee the shows will be worth seeing by booking in guest acts that I really, really like. And we stage the shows in a fantastic venue - Hoxton Hall - that has bags of atmosphere.
This new run has shows in September, November and December 2012 and January, February and March 2013. The 2012 dates have already sold out but - as I type - the 2013 dates have just gone on sale.
I don't know what they'll contain. That's the point!
As with all live dates, you can see the details on the Live Dates page.