TV comedian to bring punchlines

LIVE COMEDY: Dave Spikey will perform at Kidderminster Town Hall.

LIVE COMEDY: Dave Spikey will perform at Kidderminster Town Hall.

First published in News Kidderminster Shuttle: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

TELEVISION comedian Dave Spikey will bring his new stand-up act Punchlines to Kidderminster this month (September).

The funny-man, who is best-known for co-writing and co-starring in Phoenix Nights alongside Peter Kay, will perform at the town hall on Saturday, September 27 at 7.30pm.

Nuns on bikes and Prince Charles wearing a fox hat will be two of the comical topics explored as Dave examines the concept of punchlines.

He said: “We all love a good punchline - the final part of a joke that provokes laughter and thought.

“They are so called because they get the laughs from being unexpected – ‘punch’ indicates that the ‘line’ should always come as a real surprise or shock.

“So I had this idea of examining the many types of punchlines and the ways of delivering them because when you think about it, they aren’t restricted solely to the pay-off to jokes are they? Any story or speech or monologue will have a punchline.

“Then I had another idea – some might say a crazy one. It’s an idea I’ve had for quite a while but have never been confident enough to pursue until now.

“So, the major school of thought suggests that very few, if any, punchlines are inherently funny out of context. But there is another school of thought – which worryingly might just be mine - that the opposite can be true.

“I will present evidence to support this through Punchlines.”

The former team captain on 8 Out of 10 Cats added his show is aimed at “everyone who likes to laugh” and that he is looking forward to “the immediacy and intimacy” of performing live in Kidderminster.

Tickets to Punchlines cost £15 and can be purchased from or by calling 0871 2200260.

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