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Dave Spikey
Dave Spikey
Thursday June 6, 19:30. £19.00

Age 14+
  • Juggling on a Motorbike
  • Dave had been working in the NHS for 19 years as a biomedical scientist when in 1987 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 months later he was crowned 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 but what clinched the award for Dave was his routine about a juggler on a motorbike. Fast forward 13 years to the day Dave switched off his microscope for good and found himself, the following Monday, sitting in a rain swept local car park dressed as a giant berry! Now in 2019 he celebrates the 32nd anniversary of his comedy career. In this show he will look back on his remarkable life and the incredible journey from working class lad to Chief Biomedical Scientist to much loved comedy performer, presenter and writer via Phoenix Nights, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Bullseye, Dead Man Weds, Magnolia, The Royal Variety Show, Parkinson and more. He often reflects that none of this would have happened and he might still be looking down his microscope today if not for the juggler on the motorbike.
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