Dave Spikey has some Punchlines for the Baths Hall

Dave Spikey brings his new show Punchlines to the Baths Hall next week
Dave Spikey brings his new show Punchlines to the Baths Hall next week

Comedian Dave Spikey is returning to the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe next week with his Punchlines tour.

A former winner of the Best Newcomer Award at the British Comedy Awards, Dave Spikey is well known for his appearances with the likes of Peter Kay and Paddy McGuinness in hit TV shows like Phoenix Nights and That Peter Kay Thing, as well as his own shows like Dead Man Weds.

He was also a former team captain on Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats.

Punchlines derive their humour from being unexpected, punch indicating that the line should come as a surprise, which stimulates laughter.

Dave explores the methods that can be employed to achieve this, discusses naturally occurring punchlines and along the way challenges the major school of thought that a joke is never, ever as funny when you have been given the punchline beforehand.

To support his theory he will submit punchline evidence ranging from Bob? Who’s Bob?’ and have you got bunk beds?’ to nuns. nuns in baths, monkeys in baths and that lion walking into a pub.

The show is on Thursday, June 2 and tickets priced £17.50 each (booking fee may apply) are available now from the box office on 0844 8542776 or online at www.bathshall.co.uk