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


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Event - 30/04/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Understanding AI Now

Priya Lakhani and Anne-Marie Imafidon

Please join us in our JLab studio near Oxford Circus at 08:30am on Tuesday 30th April for our next speaker’s breakfast event. Following our sell-out event for IWD back in February, we will be joined by three fantastic speakers for an exploration of the uses, myths and concerns surrounding AI.


JLA, 14 Berners Street, London


Event - 06/02/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Looking Ahead to International Women’s Day

Samira Ahmed, Eniola Aluko, and Alex Mahon

We were joined by four fantastic speakers to look ahead at International Women’s Day. With the theme of this year’s event being #InspireInclusion, we were lucky enough to hear from four women who have each blazed a trail in their respective fields: CEO of Channel 4, Alex Mahon; the former Australian Prime Minister and Chair of Kings’ Global Institute of Women’s Leadership, Julia Gillard; one of the leading voices in football, Eniola Aluko MBE; and broadcaster and journalist, Samira Ahmed.


Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4QH