Grin and Tonic Comedy Club

Grin & Tonic Comedy Club

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+
Please Note – Change of acts

Join us for an evening of stand-up comedy at Grin & Tonic Comedy Club.

Nick Page
Nick Page has had quite a year: discovering he’d been taken off Wikipedia, getting kicked off Britain’s got talent for innuendo, being declared ‘too rude to meet the queen’ by 70% of daily express readers and coming 2nd in a comedy award where the first prize was 10 grand and the runner up got nothing.
That, along with a suicide attempt, winning English Comedian of the year, lawn mowing, saving the world and solving Scotland all form part of his new show.

He’s an idiot, you should hate him but won’t, there are no flip charts and there’s no sad bit at 42 minutes, just loads of jokes and stories.

Noel James
Surreal hilarity from Britain’s Got Talent and The Stand Up Show.
‘Stands out like a droll giant in a comedy land of trite dwarfs’ – The Independent

Jared Shooter
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.

Steve Goodall
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


Dave Spikey

Dave Spikey

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