Finding the funny side of language

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Comedian and writer Dave Spikey will be treating audiences at The Core at Corby Cube to an evening of laughter when he drops in as part of his tour next week.

Dave, who has written such comedy gems as Phoenix Nights, Dead Man Weds and Magnolia, will be performing on Thursday, December 12, as part of his Words Don’t Come Easy tour.

A spokesman said: “With his irresistible observational style of humour, there is never a dull moment in a Dave Spikey show. Packed with narratives gathered from his daily life, Dave puts an hilarious twist on even the most mundane events, reducing his audiences to a giggling pulp along the way.”

Inspired by the positive audience response to his deconstruction of song lyrics in his 2008/09 Best Medicine tour, and his fascination with the vagaries of the English language in Words Don’t Come Easy, the former biomedical scientist examines many of life’s situations where words really don’t come easy.

These include tongue-tied parents explaining the facts of life, adolescent chat-up lines, weird hospital speak, learning a foreign language and an extended selection of song lyrics that range from the lazy through to the surreal or the ridiculous.

The Corby show will start at 7.30pm. Ticket cost £16 or £18. Ring 01536 470470 or visit