Wed, Apr 16 2003 11:16 pm Dave Gorman's Googlewhack Adventure "Happiness is a warm Google" This show is definitely one of the hot ticket shows this year, selling out probably every night it has been on and also having other comedians falling over themselves to go see it after doing their own shows (which you don't normally see until the last few nights of the festival.) I won't be going to specifics about the show as Dave asked the audience to keep some of the more important parts of the story secret so as not to spoil the surprise for other people who want to come see his show. Some people may already know Dave Gorman through his famous "meet other Dave Gorman's" gig or the popular TV show where he lived for 40 days according to astrological advice for his star sign. I hadn't heard of him and was originally interested in the show as it mentions the famous search engine. (No doubt Google will be really happy about all the publicity the show will generate.) However, you don't need to be a real tech-head to get into the show as Dave explains how the story started with informative slides talking about the book deal that started him off and having to work on a computer that was connected to the Internet. As Dave says "the best thing about the Internet is that is has everything on it, but the worst thing is that is has everything on it and is so distracting". I really liked how he demonstrated the 'Googlewhacks' with a screenshot from Google and showed the page that it brought up (if you have a good enough memory you will be able to find the sites yourself.) Once he gets going in telling the story it is great as Dave has such energy and enthusiasm you are mentally cheering him on in what amounts to the world's biggest anecdote. There isn't really much more I can say about the show without starting to give away some of the more important parts of his story, so I would have to say that this show was the best I have seen at the Comedy Festival this year and probably the funniest I have seen for a couple of years. I highly recommend seeing this show if you get the chance (or reading the book if it ever comes out.) Thanks.
Created on ... December 30, 2006