image for Comedy item typeDave Spikey "Juggling on a Motorbike" at Kings Hall and Winter Gardens

Comedy, Thu 15 Feb 2018, £24

Dave Spikey

Dave Spikey


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LS29 8HB

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Dave Spikey celebrates 30 years in comedy!

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 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 good and found himself, the following Monday, sitting on a rain swept local car park dressed as a giant berry!!

So now in 2017 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. 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.

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Dates Times
Thu 15 Feb 2018 19:30


Tickets: £17.50
Transaction fees apply



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Map reference: SE 117475  Lat: 53.92427 Long: -1.82188

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Ilkley station


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