Dave Spikey brings Words Don’t Come Easy to Stoke
October 23, 2011 Leave a comment
Award-winning comedian Dave Spikey continues his critically acclaimed ‘Words Don’t Come Easy’ stand-up tour this Autumn with 22 new dates, which stops off at the Victoria Hall in Stoke on Friday 18th November. Of course anyone who has seen one of Dave’s live shows, or read his best-selling autobiography Under The Microscope, will know that words come very easily to the hugely popular comedian.
“Not only a very funny accomplished comedian, but one of the finest raconteurs around” Time Out
“Words don’t come easy, but with Dave Spikey, around the laughs certainly do” Loughborough Echo
Inspired by the fantastic audience response to his deconstruction of song lyrics in his 2008/09 “Best Medicine Tour”, and his fascination with the vagaries of the English language, this hilarious new show examines many of life’s situations where words really don’t come easy. These include tongue-tied parents explaining the facts of life, ridiculous newspaper stories, magazine poems, adolescent chat-up lines, weird hospital speak, learning a foreign language and an extended selection of song lyrics that range from the lazy through surreal to the ridiculous.
Throw in a “Champion the Wonder Horse” sing-a-long, ancient Abyssinian contraception, rubbish school trips, Epidural Anaesthesia and The Last Supper and you have all the ingredients for a rich and spicy comedy casserole or as Dave would describe it “a sort of Lexicon-carne ………… sorry!”
“Down to earth genius” Liverpool Echo
The double British Comedy Award Winner, warmed the nation’s hearts as cabaret star Jerry St Clair in Phoenix Nights, which he co-wrote with Peter Kay and Neil Fitzmaurice. Dave then went on to write 2 more comedy dramas – Dead Man Weds and Magnolia before starring as team captain in 8 out of 10 Cats for 4 seasons, and then hosting the new series of Bullseye. Most recently Dave has been a regular presenter of the TV Book Club on Ch4.
Tickets are available now from the Box Office here.