Dave Spikey is an English comedian, actor, writer and film producer. In 1996, Dave collaborated with Peter Kay to write various pieces, including That Peter Kay Thing,...Read More
Dave Spikey is an English comedian, actor, writer and film producer. Whilst spending his early career working as a biomedical scientist, he scripted and performed in a number of amateur pantomimes. In 1990 he won the North West Comedian of the Year Award and in 1992, was asked to form a double act with Rick Sykes as a ‘one-off’ show to support a popular musical duo called Intaglio. The turning point of Spikey’s career came in 1993 when he was hauled in last minute to compere for Cannon & Ball at The Opera House in Blackpool. In the same week, he also famously provided comic support to Jack Dee, Max Boyce and Eddie Izzard.
In 1996, Dave collaborated with Peter Kay to write various pieces, including That Peter Kay Thing, which was awarded Best New TV Comedy at the British Comedy Awards in 2000. Spikey became the host of the UK game show Chain Letters in 1997, whilst still holding down his day job as Chief Biomedical Scientist at the Royal Bolton Hospital. He also co-wrote and starred in Channel 4’s critically acclaimed Phoenix Nights, which received the ‘People’s Choice Award’ and a nomination for ‘Best Comedy Newcomer’ in the British Comedy Awards, and was nominated for the prestigious BAFTA Award. Dave’s profile rocketed from hereon in and in 2003 he embarked on his debut national tour. Performing to sell-out audiences, he picked up various awards and sold over 75,000 copies of his DVD The Overnight Success Tour. With appearances on Parkinson’s TV show, before Her Majesty at The Royal Variety Performance, Spikey’s place as one of Britain’s most cherished comedy talents was established.
Spikey moved forward as a solo writer, writing and appearing in ITV’s Dead Man Weds and Magnolia, and regularly appeared on TV screens throughout 2005 and 2006 in 8 Out of 10 Cats. He presented Bullseye, has appeared as a celebrity judge on BBC’s When Will I Be Famous? talent series, and appeared on its improvised panel show, Would I Lie To You? Recently braving Celebrity Mastermind as a contestant, he achieved the highest score ever in the history of the show and raised funds for charity. A prolific writer, Dave developed several ideas for comedy dramas, including Footballers Lives, and published the book He Took My Kidney, Then Broke My Heart in 2009, followed up with a 2010 book entitled Under The Microscope.
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