Double the laughs at Barnsley Civic

Comedian Dave SpikeyComedian Dave Spikey
Comedian Dave Spikey
TWO well-known comics and broadcasters are coming to Barnsley Civic this autumn.

Edinburgh Comedy Award winning comedian John Robins embarks on his first stand-up tour since 2019 with his show 'Howl' coming to the venue on Wednesday, October 25.

The ARIA award-winning broadcaster “exploits his misery for every single possible laugh,” according to The Scotsman, while The Guardian says his material is “a particularly startling brand of funny”.

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The DJ also hosts a mental podcast with fellow comic, DJ and broadcaster Elis James called 'How Do You Cope' and has appeared on TV shows including Live At The Apollo and Mock The Week .

Tickets cost£23 and the recommended audience age is 'Strictly 14+'.

On Thursday, November 2 multi award-winning Dave Spikey will bring his show 'Life in a Northern Town' to The Civic.

After co-writing and co-starring in Channel 4’s critically acclaimed Phoenix Nights alongside writing partners Peter Kay and Neil Fitzmaurice, the stand-up comic went on to present TV shows Bullseye and Chain Letters, as well as serving as team captain for the first four series of Channel Four comedy panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats.

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The show takes the audience from his humble working class childhood in Bolton through passing his 11 plus and going to grammar school to getting a job working in microbiology in the pathology department at Bolton General Hospital where he worked for over 30 years before “throwing caution to the wind and leaving to pursue a career in comedy, as you do!”

He will tell how he turned his microscope off for the last time in October 2000 and within 12 months fulfilled his dream of writing a comedy series and receiving his second British Comedy Award when the show scooped the ‘People’s Choice Award’, having previously winning ‘Best Comedy Newcomer.’

He has been described by The Tines as “premier league” and “Relaxed, visual and hilariously funny” by Time Out, while The Guardian call him “a super stand-up”.

Tickets cost £19.50 and the recommended audience age is 16+.

For tickets and more information visit or call the venue on 01226 327000.