Dave Spikey, who celebrated 30 years in comedy in 2017 with his JUGGLING ON A MOTORBIKE – 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR – has extended the tour into 2019 with the addition of eight dates starting on 24 January and running through 13 June.
“Not only a very funny accomplished comedian, but one of the finest raconteurs around” – Time Out
JUGGLING ON A MOTORBIKE, sees 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, Dead Man Weds, Magnolia, The Royal Variety Show, Parkinson and many more.
“Down to earth genius” – City Life
Dave Spikey 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!
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
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 13 October 2000 – the day Dave switched off his microscope for the last time in the Haematology Laboratory. The following Monday he found himself sitting on a rain-swept car park dressed as a giant Berry!! Dave 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!
Thursday 13 June, Barrow Forum Theatre, 01229 820000 www.theforumbarrow.co.uk 7.30 pm