Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Competitive Spirit

Yesterday was a day for unleashing my competitive spirit. In the morning I was recording this...


... yes, I have Pointlessed. I was paired up with the brilliant, John Shuttleworth. I'm a huge fan - a show of his at the Buzz Club in Chorlton back in 1990 or 1991 remains one of my all time favourite gigs. A thrill.

And in the evening I was recording the first show in a new series of Taskmaster.

It's hard to say which one brought out the biggest competitive streak in me... but I suspect it's Taskmaster.

Of course it should be Pointless. After all, we were playing Pointless for charity. (In my case for Shelter). Which means that Pointless isn't pointless, whereas Taskmaster most certainly is. But somehow, the pointlessness of the Taskmaster tasks makes me even more desperate to do well. Oh dear.

7 comments:

Peter Moore said...

Are you recording Series 3 of Taskmaster, Dave? It was one of my favourite shows of last year, so good to know that there are more to come.

Dave Gorman said...

@Peter Moore: Yes. They've made series 2 & 3 back to back.

James Flinders said...

I can't wait to see series 2 and 3.

Loved taskmaster, and I knew that show would bring out that competitive streak in you.

Twisted Barbie said...

I love pointless but I'm always worried where they find the 100 people from to ask the questions...because those people seem to know nothing!

Antony Cliffe said...

I'd like to see a Dave Gorman Pointless special featuring 8 Dave Gormen.

Zoe Mitchell said...

Oh my goodness, yes! I cannot wait to see those. This is going to be brilliant

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