This autumn GREG DAVIES, star of BAFTA-winning TV series and new hit film The Inbetweeners, releases his debut stand-up DVD of Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated, critically acclaimed, triple extended, 109 date sell-out debut solo show: Firing Cheeseballs At A Dog. Released on DVD and Blu-ray™ on 14th November by Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd.
Can a chance encounter with a stray Spanish dog and a bag of crisps lead to an epiphany and a fresh approach to life? No of course it can't, but is that a reason not to build an entire show around it? Finding himself firing cheeseballs at a dog, GREG reached the entirely sensible conclusion that we will all be a lot happier if we simply ignore difficult emotional issues in favour of a celebration of the pointless. This show is the first to ever attempt to chronicle an entire life without offering even the slightest insight into the human condition, every significant incident forensically removed to leave only the lean meat of the trivial.
Best known for his role as Mr. Gilbert, which he reprised this year in The Inbetweeners film, GREG has performed on Live at the Apollo (BBC One), headlined Dave’s One Night Stand (Dave), appeared on Mock The Week (BBC Two), been nominated for The Times Breakthrough Award at the South Bank Show Awards 2011 and is currently filming the second series of Ask Rhod Gilbert (BBC One) where is a regular panelist. This autumn GREG is set to return to Have I Got News for You (BBC One), 8 Out Of 10 Cats (Channel 4), Frank Skinner’s Opinionated (BBC Two) and will host Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC Two). Other recent TV appearances include; The Graham Norton Show (BBC One) and driving through Nepal alongside RHOD GILBERT in World’s Most Dangerous Roads (BBC Two).
GREG was also one third of Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated sketch group WE ARE KLANG, with fellow comedians STEVE HALL and MAREK LARWOOD. The trio have performed four critically-acclaimed sell-out Edinburgh shows and made their eponymous debut sit-com series of the same name and one off entertainment special for BBC THREE in 2010.
Firing Cheeseballs at a Dog is released on DVD and Blu-ray™
14th November 2011 by Universal Pictures (UK)
Greg Davies is on tour 24th November - 11th December 2011
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FIRING CHEESEBALLS AT A DOG - DVD DETAILS
• Cert: 15
• Cat number: DVD 8284271 Blu-ray 8285954
• Barcode: DVD 50505-8284271-5 Blu-ray 50505-8285954-6
• Running Time: 77 mins
• RRP: DVD £19.99 Double Play Blu-ray £24.99
Behind-The-Scenes Tour Documentary filmed by comedian Ed Gamble, Photo gallery of Greg through the ages, plus an option to watch the show with Greg and Marek Larwood’s commentary.
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