Dave Spikey, will celebrate the 30th anniversary of his comedy career with the tour – JUGGLING ON A MOTORBIKE.
This will see the Lancashire based comic look back on his remarkable life and incredible journey from working class lad to Chief Biomedical Scientist to much loved comedy performer and writer via Phoenix Nights, Eight out of Ten Cats, Bullseye, Dead Man Weds, Magnolia, The Royal Variety Show, Parkinson and many more.
Dave Spikey had been working in the NHS for 19 years as a Biomedical Scientist when in 1988 someone uttered the immortal words, "You're really funny, you should be a comedian" and for some reason, he took them seriously!!
Only a few short months later he was crowned the winner of the national talent show "Stairway to the Stars". Larry Grayson, one of the judges, told him that it was a close run thing on the night but what clinched the award for Dave was his routine about a juggler on a motorbike. Fast forward 13 years (Is that possible?) to Friday 13th October 2000 , the day Dave switched off his microscope for good and found himself, the following Monday, sitting on rain swept local car park dressed as a giant berry!! So now in 2018 he celebrates the 30th anniversary of his comedy career. In this show he will look back on his remarkable life and his incredible journey from working class lad to Chief Biomedical Scientist to much loved comedy performer and writer via Phoenix Nights, Eight out of Ten Cats, Bullseye, Dead Man Weds, Magnolia, The Royal Variety Show, Parkinson and many more. He often reflects that maybe none of this would have happened and he might still be looking down his microscope today if it wasn't for the juggler on the motorbike.
'What do you call a comedian with perfect comedy timing? *****' – Public Reviews
"I have seen many comedians live over the years and cannot remember when I last laughed as much as I did this evening.' – Manchester Salon Magazine
Spikey's gags are the stuff of stand-up dreams, his interplay and analysis the basis for clever, laugh-after-every-line comedy. – Leicester Mercury
"Down to Earth comic genius" – City Life
"Not only a very funny accomplished comedian, but one of the finest raconteurs around" – Time Out
04 Oct 2018
Opening Times: Open