Date: Friday 20 July 2018 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 8pm Produced by: Stagefright Comedy Price: Full £11 inc. fees, Concession £10 inc. fees
Age Restriction 16+
Join us for an evening of stand-up comedy at Grin & Tonic Comedy Club.
Canadian wunderkind as seen on Bobby & Harriet Get Married, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Roast Battle, Russell Howard’s Big News, Virtually Famous, The Hour, Safeword, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Sweat the Small Stuff & Seann Walsh’s Late Night Comedy Spectacular and many more. Voted in the Top 10 jokes of the Edinburgh Festival 2014.
‘A brilliant stand up’ – Jimmy Carr
Inventive wit from Bobby & Harriet Get Married, Roast Battle, The Radio1 Comedy Lounge, BBC3 Comedy Marathon, The One Show Edinburgh Special, Kevin Hart’s LOL Live and Just For Laughs Montreal.
‘A quirky very funny new stand up, refreshingly original and she is a seriously good writer’ – Time Out
Comedy Hat award winner. Infectious onstage effervescence, displaying a witty wide-eyed bewilderment at the adult world.
‘A natural in the spotlight, warm, friendly, likeable and smiley he engaged with the audience throughout. Jared Shooter is definitely a shooting star!’ – Derbyshire Times.
No-nonsense Yorkshire wisdom. Winner of both Comedy Cellar Best New Yorkshire Act and Crooked Smile Award.
‘He stormed the gig with well observed tales of parenting and unfortunate lookalikes delivered with an easy charm’ – bbc.co.uk.
Compere – Anthony J Brown
‘Hilarious ad-libs and wicked one-liners from an infectiously funny performer’ – The List
Date: Thursday 27 September 2018 Location: Civic Theatre Time: 7.30pm Produced by: Felix Knight Ltd Price: Full £18 inc fees
JUGGLING ON A MOTORBIKE 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 1987 someone uttered the immortal words, “You’re really funny, you should be a comedian” and for some reason, he took them seriously!!
“I love Lance and I love Broadway. Just try and keep me away!” Anton Du Beke
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 the last time in the Haematology Laboratory. The following Monday he found himself sitting on a rain-swept local 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 a motorbike!
“What do you call a comedian with perfect comedy timing? ***** Public Reviews
“Not only a very funny accomplished comedian, but one of the finest raconteurs around” – Time Out
“Down to Earth comic genius” – City Life