DAVE SPIKEY presents a knockout new show as 'Punchlines' tours the UK this Autumn



“Not only a very funny accomplished comedian, but one of the finest raconteurs around”
-       Time Out


This Autumn, brace yourself for a hearty comic brawling from the hands of one of the UK’s finest laugh-inducing talents Dave Spikey!

Delivering punchlines with the quick one-two of a heavyweight comedy champion, the multi award-winning Dave Spikey is one of the most sought-after comic talents in the UK today. With a career spanning more than two decades, he has numerous TV appearances under his belt as a stand-up comedian, presenter and actor – and behind the screens as an acclaimed comedy writer.

“Down to Earth comic genius” – City Life

Punchlines derive their humour from being unexpected (“punch” indicating that the “line” should always come as a shock or surprise). The major school of thought suggests that very few punchlines are inherently funny out of context. There is another school of thought (actually Dave’s school of thought) that the opposite can be true. In his new Punchlines show, Dave will present evidence to support this. With his irresistible mix of observational humour, laugh-out-loud comedy and heart-warming jollies, this comic genius launches blow after blow that hit square on the funny bone, turning the most mundane of life events into comedy gold and ensuring audiences everywhere have their ribs not just tickled but thoroughly pummelled.

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

Floating like a jovial butterfly, and stinging like a bee with killer one-liners, it’s all kicking off this Autumn, as Dave discusses Nuns on bikes and Prince Charles wearing a fox hat faster than you can say “Nice tits love, where do you want your blinds?”

Dave Spikey began his cackle-strewn journey almost 25 years ago, pounding the comedy club circuit and supporting the likes of Jack Dee, Max Boyce, Cannon & Ball and Eddie Izzard - all in the space of one week! In 1996, TV comedy history was made when Dave met fellow Boltonian Peter Kay. They went on to form a formidable partnership, collaborating on numerous projects, including the hit Channel 4 series That Peter Kay Thing, which won a British Comedy Award for ‘Best New TV Comedy’ in 2000. Dave then went on to co-write and co-star in the massive, critically acclaimed Phoenix Nights in which he won the nation’s hearts as the legendary cabaret star Jerry St Clair.

Dave soon received his second British Comedy Award with Phoenix Nights, scooping the 'People’s Choice Award'. In 2003 Dave went on to star in his debut solo tour - Overnight Sensation which delivered a hit DVD of the show. In 2004 Dave performed at The Royal Variety Performance in a star studded line-up that included Shirley Bassey and was a guest on the legendary Parkinson show alongside Paul McCartney – fulfilling two lifelong ambitions in one week.

After starring in and writing comedy drama Magnolia for BBC 1 and Dead Man Weds for ITV1, this former Chief Medical Bio Medical Scientist became a regular on our screens as Team Captain alongside Jimmy Carr and Sean Lock on Channel 4’s hugely popular panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats. He was also selected as presenter for the Challenge TV revival of legendary quiz show Bullseye.

Between 2008/9 Dave toured his immensely successful show The Best Medicine in more than 100 venues nationwide, released a DVD of the tour and had his first book published – “He Took My Kidney, Then Broke My Heart” which took a look at ambiguous newspaper headlines which often leave themselves open to misinterpretation. Dave’ continued touring with Words Don’t Come Easy with dates around the UK between 2011 - 2013 and also found time to publish his best-selling autobiography “My Life – Under The Microscope”. Between 2010 until 2012 Dave was also a co presenter on the TV Book Club for More4/Ch4.

DAVE SPIKEY – PUNCHLINES is set to be another spectacular sell-out and is guaranteed to pack a serious comedy wallop for the foreseeable future.

I wish I hadn’t worn mascara’, my companion remarked as she wiped away the tears as Dave Spikey left the stage. Immediately likeable and with spot-on observations, there was certainly one word that came easy for the audience – ENCORE!” - Manchester Evening News


Friday 25 September
Chorley, Little Theatre
01257 264 362

Saturday 27 September
Kidderminster, Town Hall
0871 220 0260
7.30 pm
Thursday 2 October
Melton, Melton Theatre
01664 851 111
7.30 pm
Friday 3 October
Darwen, Library Theatre
01254 706 006

Friday October 24
Middleton, Middleton Arena
0844 855 4020
8.00 pm
Saturday 25 October
Rotherham Civic
01709 823 621
7.30 pm
Saturday 1 November
Huddersfield, Lawrence Batley Theatre
01484  430 528
7.30 pm
Thursday 6 November
Lytham,  Lowther Pavilion
01253 794 221
7.30 pm
Friday 7 November
Lancaster, Grand Theatre
01524 64695
7.30 pm
Saturday 8 November
Bolton, Octagon Theatre
01204 520 661
7.30 pm
Friday 21 November
Skipton,  The Mart Theatre
01756 709666
7.30 pm
Friday 28 November
Wolverhampton, Wulfun Hall
0870 320 7000
7.30 pm