Dave TALKS the talk in brand new UKTV YouTube shorts


UKTV entertainment channel Dave has released a series of spoof lectures, available exclusively on the UKTV YouTube channel.

“Last year heralded a change for UKTV’s YouTube strategy when we integrated our ten individual YouTube channels into one centralized offering. Since then we’ve been steadily building subscriber numbers and views with a diverse range of content from across the network. Dave TALKS marks the next step in our YouTube evolution, providing more original and exclusive shortform content for our viewers to enjoy and complementing our longform programmes available for free on our video on demand service, UKTV Play.” – UKTV’s digital press office senior manager, (and a Dave TALKS executive producer) Dave Barnsby

Written and performed by eight comedians, Dave TALKS spoofs the popular online lecture format. The line-up of comedy talent, which includes two former Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards winners, speak on a variety of topics with titles including, “People Are Not A Fruit”, “Unlocking The Power of Emojis” and “Dance Your Own Destiny – How Dancing Every Day Can Change Your Life And Mine”. Further informative subjects also covered include, what to spend your money on after a lottery win, tips for successfully growing your business, and shark whispering.

Katy Wix, Phil Wang, Nick Helm, Elis James, John Kearns, Adam Riches, Emma Sidi and James Acaster have all written and performed Dave TALKS, which has the tagline, “Ideas No One Needs”. Dave TALKS was devised as a collaborative project between members from several different departments at UKTV, funded by the company’s Innovation Pot and filmed at the UKTV HQ in Hammersmith.

“We are always looking for new ways to produce innovative, original content at UKTV and to work with new talent. Dave TALKS has helped us to achieve both of these things and is a testament to how invested we are in developing and nurturing relationships with creative comedy minds.” – Dave TALKS executive producer and UKTV commissioner, Tanya Qureshi

The eight Dave TALKS shorts can be found here. The UKTV YouTube channel continues to grow and offers original shortform comedy, new food content, behind the scenes interviews and clips and trailers from the most popular shows across the UKTV network. In less than a year it has attracted 10k subscribers. Full episodes of Dave, Drama, Yesterday and Really programmes can be viewed for free on UKTV Play (uktvplay.co.uk).