David Morgan - Social Tool

David Morgan has two obsessions in his life: TV and the Internet. Social Tool is a show primarily about the latter, specifically social networking and how we use it to communicate with others and deal with things that life throws at us.

David Morgan’s greatest strength and what makes him such an enjoyable comedian to watch is his seemingly innate ability to interact and connect with his audience.

Throughout the hour, every aspect of social media is brought to the table. From inappropriate selfies to which animal accounts to follow on Instagram, Morgan discusses them all with gusto, drawing both from his own experiences and through discoveries made from his online travels.

He also talks about his concerns on how living our life digitally has affected the way we interact with people; what we choose to share with the world and the motivations behind it, and the different ways we cope with hairy situations, be it a cut from a kitchen mishap or death of a loved one. His thoughts and amusing observations easily garnered many laughs, mostly because undoubtedly we could all relate to it on some level.

In his bid to figure out how to deal with the Internet wisely, he compiles a DeBrett’s style etiquette guide. He demonstrates that the internet can have a positive and negative effect on all our lives and he shares a heartwarming story about a long time online friend, which became the heart of the show.

David Morgan’s greatest strength and what makes him such an enjoyable comedian to watch is his seemingly innate ability to interact and connect with his audience. He is the perfect comic for a stand up novice, because he is just so extremely likeable, not at all intimidating and most importantly, he has great comedic sense.


As Morgan’s material relies heavily on being an active social media user, Social Tool would likely predominantly attract and play better to a younger, tech savvy crowd. However even if you don’t get what the fuss is with Facebook or Twitter, go anyway - if it doesn’t convert you at the very least you’ll get some hilarious insight into the people that do.  

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David Morgan (Sweat the Small Stuff BBC3, Fake Reaction ITV2) doesn't know how to deal with problems that are forced on him thanks to compelling but dangerous social tools. With ‘witty, self-deprecating, clever gags’ (Chortle.co.uk), discover the best way to dump someone you've never met, cope with them dumping you, respond to time shifted rejection by omission and learn how to react when seeing live coverage of a party that you're not invited to. ‘David Morgan is Funny, That's right. Capital F’ (Attitude). ‘Extremely likeable and wickedly funny’ (Skinny). ‘A joy to behold’ (Metro).