When is a punchline not a punchline?

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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.

Dave continues his critically acclaimed Punchlines tour with a series of spring 2016 dates, running through 2 Junearriving in Halifax on March 24.

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.

So what of this show? 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.

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 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.

Tickets for Punchlines by Dave Spikey at £18.50 and £19.50 from www.victoriatheatre.co.uk