Multi award-winning Dave Spikey is one of the most sought-after comedy talents in the UK today. With a career spanning two decades, he has numerous TV appearances to his name as a stand-up comedian, presenter and actor - and behind the screens, as an acclaimed comedy writer.
Dave's journey into this business we call show began in 1990. After winning the 'North West Comedian of the Year' Award, he became a regular on the club circuit and once famously supported Jack Dee, Max Boyce, Cannon & Ball and Eddie Izzard all in the space of one week. Early in his career he followed in the footsteps of Jeremy Beadle and Ted Robbins presenting ITV's legendary game show Chain Letters - whilst continuing to hold down his day job as Chief Biomedical Scientist in Haematology at the Royal Bolton Hospital.
In 1996, TV comedy history was made when Dave met fellow Boltonian Peter Kay. Sharing a similar style and approach to comedy and writing, they went on to form a formidable partnership; collaborating on Mad for the A6; a Granada special, and then on The Services for Ch 4's Comedy Lab. Shortly after they co-wrote Ch 4's hit series That Peter Kay Thing, which was awarded 'Best New TV Comedy' at the prestigious British Comedy Awards in 2000.
A prolific writer, Dave is now busy developing several original ideas for TV. Footballers Lives is a comedy drama based around a Sunday football team. The legendary Shane Meadows directed a teaser last year and a script has since been commissioned. Another comedy drama entitled Sour Grapes is based around a group of friends who accidentally buy a french vineyard. Both projects are currently in development with the BBC so watch this space.
In 2008 -2009 Dave toured his immensely successful 'The Best Medicine' Tour in over 100 venues Nationwide and released the DVD of the tour and had his first book published , "He Took my Kidney , Then Broke my Heart". He is currently working on his 2011 Stand-Up tour "Words Don't Come Easy" , is writing his Autobiography "My Life - Under The Microscope" and a comedy drama "The Best of Times" about a girl with Leukaemia searching for a Bone Marrow Donor . After one successful series of co-presenting the "TV BOOK CLUB" for More4/Ch4 he starts filming the second series "The SUMMER READ" in June 2010.