Since making his name in Phoenix Nights as Jerry ‘The Saint’ St Clair, the former NHS haematologist and team captain on 8 Out Of 10 Cats has fronted the legendary Bullseye show.
Dave Spikey made his name as co-writer and star of Phoenix Nights, alongside Peter Kay. As Jerry St Clair, ‘the compere without compare,’ he built a huge following. He then earned his panellist stripes on Channel 4’s 8 out of 10 Cats.
Originally an NHS haematologist, Dave eventually realised he could make a living as a stand-up. After winning a regional Comedian of the Year contest, he was offered a residency on Granada’s What’s New? He went on to support Jack Dee, Eddie Izzard, Lee Evans and Jo Brand before becoming a headliner in his own right.
Just like his live act, Spikey’s career once again glided between the everyday and the surreal when he was chosen to revive Jim Bowen’s darts show, Bullseye. Aside from performing, his writing credits include Dead Man Weds, in which he co-starred with Johnny Vegas. He has also written sitcoms about painters and decorators, and a pub football team.
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Dave Spikey in Performance