Dave Spikey Delivers Some Serious ‘Punchlines’ on his new tour to The Atkinson

Dave Spikey Delivers Some Serious ‘Punchlines’ on his new tour to The Atkinson

Brace yourself for a hearty comic brawling from the hands of one of the UK’s finest comedy talents, Dave Spikey – Who brings his critically acclaimed Punchlines tour to The Atkinson on Thursday 28 April.

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.

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

The past year has been a busy one for the Lancashire based comic, which saw him reprise his much loved character, Jerry “The Saint” Sinclair for a 16 night run at the Manchester Arena as part of Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights for Comic Relief.  This, along with Punchlines’ tours

in the spring and autumn, guest presenting spots on the hugely popular Channel Five Cats/Dogs/Pets make you laugh series, and Dave’s own script writing projects has seen the former Chief Bio Medical Scientist as busy as ever.

“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). So, can a joke or funny story still make you laugh like a drain when you have been given the punchline beforehand? Dave believes so and in his Punchlines show will present strong evidence to support this and in so doing, he will land blow after blow that hit square on the funny bone, turning the most mundane of life’s events into comedy gold.

“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, Dave dissects the classics, from nuns in baths to Prince Charles’s fur hat to that Lion walking in a pub faster than you can say “Nice tits love, where do you want your blinds?”; all delivered with the quick one-two of a comedy champion. Add to this his irresistible mix of observational humour, laugh-out-loud comedy and heart-warming stories and your ribs will not just be tickled but thoroughly pummelled!

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

Dave Spikey – Punchlines can be seen at The Atkinson on Thursday 28 April at 7.30pm. Tickets are £16.

To book your tickets or more information please call Box Office on 01704 533333 or visit theatkinson.co.uk

* There is a £1 booking fee for online and telephone sales and a 2% fee over the counter with a credit card.




Dave Spikey – Punchlines

Thursday 28 April 2016





For interviews, or more information please contact Emma.Lloyd@sefton.gov.uk or call 0151 934 2129



*Please note: There is a £1 booking fee for online and telephone sales and a 2% fee over the counter with a credit card.



Dave Spikey: Punchlines

Thursday 28 April




*Please be advised that there is a booking fee of £1 per ticket online/phone. A 2% credit card fee is charged for counter sales.


The Atkinson

Lord Street






In person: Visit The Atkinson box office on Lord Street

For tickets: visit the website theatkinson.co.uk or call box office on 01704 533333




About The Atkinson


The Atkinson is Southport’s beautiful new home for music, theatre, art, poetry, literature and history, right in the middle of Lord Street in Southport. Significant investment has been made in refurbishing the stunning 19th century buildings, to create a really welcoming multi art-form venue with a strong contemporary feel.


The Atkinson offers an exciting and varied destination for families, cultural tourists and arts enthusiasts alike, with a full day and night time offer. Wile the day away visiting the new shop, that sells gifts and contemporary crafts from regional makers and then relax in the Bakery, choosing from a selection of artisan bread sandwiches, cakes and sharing platters.

You can even take little bit of The Atkinson home with you from the delicatessen. Wander through the major exhibitions and see performances from some of the UK’s foremost musicians, actors, performers and companies, films, family activities and much more.


The new Museum is now open. Sefton Between Land & Sea tells the story of Southport and Sefton as well as the area’s dramatic maritime history. While Discover Ancient Egypt – the new Egyptology Gallery is the home of the  Goodison Egyptology Collection, a remarkable collection of archaeology that has not been seen for over 40 years.




Posted on 3 February 2016 under General news

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