Award-winning comic to perform at theatre

Dave Spikey
Dave Spikey

One of the finest talents in UK comedy is coming to St Helens Theatre Royal.

Multi award-winning Dave Spikey is bringing his critically acclaimed Punchlines tour to the town on October 27.

Dave’s career spans over two decades and has included numerous TV appearances as a stand-up comedian, presenter and actor – and behind the screens as an acclaimed comedy writer.

Punchlines derive their humour from being unexpected – ‘punch’ indicating that the ‘line’ should come as a surprise or shock. The major school of thought suggests that few punchlines are inherently funny out of context.

There is another school of thought (actually Dave’s school of thought) that the opposite can be true. 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.

Dave will also argue that you don’t always need a punchline for a joke to be hilarious and suggests that if you doubt him, you should ask the bloke with the big orange head.

Dave will dissect the classics, from nuns in baths to Prince Charles’s fur hat.

Chantelle Nolan, Theatre Manager said: “We are delighted to welcome Dave Spikey to St Helens as he is a comedy genius and we know our audience will love him and find him hilarious.”

The show will begin at 7.30pm and tickets are £17.50 for adults or £16.50 for concessions. They can be booked at the theatre, by calling 01744 756 000 or visiting