Dave’s Ad­vent Cal­en­dar

co­me­dian KERRY GODLI­MAN gets fes­tive in a new se­ries of shorts

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COM­EDY Dave HD, 9pm Fa­mil­iar faces give their take on the fes­tive sea­son be­gin­ning with Romesh Ran­ganathan and Kerry Godli­man who have very dif­fer­ent views. Con­tin­ues un­til Fri­day.

‘Romesh is the ab­so­lute an­tithe­sis of the spirit of Christ­mas’ Kerry Godli­man

NEW Com­edy dave’s Ad­vent Cal­en­dar From Satur­day, dave Hd, 9pm

DAVE HAS COME up with a novel take on the tra­di­tional yule­tide ad­vent cal­en­dar this year. The chan­nel will be show­ing a new short com­edy film (and we mean short – each one is just one-minute long) ev­ery day from Satur­day un­til Christ­mas Eve.

Fea­tur­ing a host of com­edy tal­ent, in­clud­ing Jon Richard­son, Sally Phillips, Ross Noble, Nina Conti and Josh Wid­di­combe, the short films go out ev­ery night at 9pm, be­gin­ning on Satur­day with Kerry Godli­man at­tempt­ing to prove to a cyn­i­cal Romesh Ran­ganathan how Christ­mas presents can bring hap­pi­ness and light to his life.

We caught up with Godli­man to hear more about the se­ries… ROMESH WAS GREAT FUN TO MAKE A FILM WITH…

When I was first asked who I wanted to ap­pear with, he im­me­di­ately came to mind be­cause he is so dour and grumpy. He is the ab­so­lute an­tithe­sis of the spirit of Christ­mas. I DO LIKE CHRIST­MAS, BUT IT COMES ROUND RE­ALLY QUICKLY… I don’t think we should have it ev­ery year. Per­haps it could be more like the Olympics and just hap­pen ev­ery four years. TO SWERVE THE ODD CHRIST­MAS, I USED TO GO TRAV­EL­LING…

In the past, I’ve spent a few sit­ting on a beach in In­dia. These days, I do have to embrace it, be­cause I’ve got kids. It would be re­ally crappy if I were to ruin it for them. I AM TO­TALLY HON­EST WHEN I RE­CEIVE TER­RI­BLE PRESENTS…

Peo­ple have learnt to keep the re­ceipt when they buy me some­thing. My hus­band has bought me sev­eral things that I’m afraid just had to go back. MY FAM­ILY AND I WILL BE WATCH­ING THE Bad Move CHRIST­MAS SPE­CIAL…

I do slightly strug­gle to watch my­self on screen, but I was away film­ing the se­ries for eight weeks so the least I can do for my kids is to show them what I was do­ing when I was away. WIN­NING THE LAT­EST SE­RIES OF

Taskmas­ter WAS BRIL­LIANT… I reckon there’s no point tak­ing part in some­thing if you don’t try to win. I think James Acaster was se­cretly just as com­pet­i­tive as me. I KEEP THE Taskmas­ter TRO­PHY [A GOLDEN BUST OF GREG DAVIES’ HEAD] IN MY GARAGE…

Where did you think I would keep it? On the man­tel­piece?

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