Dave had been working in the NHS for 19 years as a Biomedical Scientist when in 1988 someone uttered the immortal words, “You’re really funny, you should be a comedian” and for some reason he took them seriously!
A few months later he won the national talent show “Stairway to the Stars”. Larry Grayson, one of the judges, told him that what clinched the award for Dave was his routine about a juggler on a motorbike. Fast forward 13 years to Friday 13th October 2000, the day Dave switched off his microscope forever and found himself, the following Monday, singing “Walking on Sunshine” on rain swept club car park dressed as a giant berry!!
So in 2018 he celebrates the 30th anniversary of his comedy career. In this show he will look back on his life and journey from working class lad to Chief Biomedical Scientist to comedian and writer via Phoenix Nights, Eight out of Ten Cats, Bullseye, Dead Man Weds, Magnolia, The Royal Variety Show and many more. He often reflects that maybe none of this would have happened and he might still be looking down his microscope today if it wasn’t for the juggler on the motorbike.
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