‘I think it's going to lose me a lot of admirers, which is ACCIDENTAL HERO asically my main aim’ . How ten years on the stand-up circuit made Dave Spikey an overnight success.


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He}; <1etens;r;e ahout Something; to the point of ohsaesssaion. Ht,- said in the hast that l <:.'it:_tr;;i‘ l mite I {Jage 8,";rkej,”{1:1ij the Arches. Tue 2"; ,’/7a.'. SHOWS are his: exhihmont; IlllS 12003 Show is; at the liaxerse; a one "ran nta, tn<:r,r:,:;raft'2:; ‘:Tn‘. am '2 (illllS and a hit of stanuuh. 'I think it's; going to lose me a lot of admirers] he laughs. ".-.".vr;h s; iawaallfi. my mati‘ aim.)

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Natur‘alh. the Perrier hnngs; ‘.‘."lll‘i it the attention of teieasior‘. D'CHaCC'lfS. an meme If“: 2:; ,ea' 7. T} Yorkshire lad has so far axomleo twith the exception of Phoenx t‘t.[(;.".'5; .n ‘.‘.W:"‘ ."-(‘: {T a,r;-r: t.".~';- §;(,"'19(;f;f3 SDOHCOH. In tact. Kitson IS nonpiussed hy the v.hote Perrier pomp ano caravan. "i .(25. "ear , (won't go and then hastcalh my agent started cmng and so ‘.-.ent.' he says. 'lt mas; ‘t.’;»<.n<_; “from; are way; overcrowded. I walked in there and the; announced the winner and I '.-.'ent ax: Eil‘T} (lot . a”: the" mt I was in and out of the building in literally eight minutes And then about ten "waxes; ; . announcement I was backstage at Late'n'L/ve with Boothht. Grattoe anu’ Ross; Nr>t:‘e [met tax rig; T"~': ‘MY Stand-UP DISS out of me.‘ iMaureen Ellisi i? WW"? I 03’7’9/ K’TSO/l Plats the Stand. Thu 20 Mar. and Cort/er Theatre. Fr 27 “‘9 Jerry

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