Dave's Shed Show – The Live Experience

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This piece was published before the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

It sold out in 2019 so it's only natural that 'Dave's Shed Show', hosted by Dave Lawson, makes a triumphant return.

Dave will be joined by Mark Wilson (from Jet) as house band Jet, Ryan Shelton as 'little baby cash boy', and Stephen Curry as Wormie. It's an internet chat show (filmed in a shed), spectacularly un-broadcast and uncut.

This year's line-up already includes guests such as Wil Anderson, Urzila Carlson, Tanya Hennessy and Nazeem Hussain.

Here, Dave answers a few questions about what else the show entails in 2020.

You've got a bunch of guests lined up already for the 2020 iteration of the shed show. What do you most enjoy about doing it?
Watching Ryan Shelton warm-up the audience, Stephen Curry forego any dignity he had left and listening to Mark 'one quarter of Jet' Wilson slap his bass on a nightly basis (not a euphemism).

Whenever you do the show, what are your main hopes/intentions?
That someone comes up to me after the show, pats me on the back and whispers in my ear, "you're a star kid, you got it and I don't know if you know who I am, but I'm Ted Sarandos. THE Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer for Netflix. I only give out one business card a year and this year I'm giving it to you, because what I just saw on that stage tonight can't be unseen. And to be clear I mean that in a positive way. Call me Monday because what's happening right now will change your life forever". Or something like that.

When you first formulated the idea for 'Dave's Shed Show', was it any different to how it's turned out?
I really thought it'd be on TV by now. Or at least one of the digital channels.

If you could describe 'Dave's Shed Show' to an uninformed punter, what would you say to them in five words?
Live TV without any cameras.

What can we expect for 2020's 'Dave's Shed Show'?
For anyone hoping to see Ryan Shelton dance in a nappy this year, forget it. We've retired the 'Little Cash Baby' segment – the damage to his reputation was not worth it. Stephen Curry will have to take the reputational-damage hit this year.

Do you have plans for where it's going in the future?
That someone develops a way for people to watch 'Dave's Shed Show' wherever and whenever they want. But not for free or anything, they would have to pay a monthly subscription or something. And you'd be able to watch other shows on it too, not just the 'Shed Show'. It'd be really neat. And the user interface will be an important part of it too.

'Dave's Shed Show' was due to play Melbourne International Comedy Festival which has been cancelled due to COVID-19.



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