DAVE Spikey has rescheduled his Leeds City Varieties show for February 25 next year.

The stand-up comedian and TV star was originally due to play the historic, venue on Friday June 5 this year.

A Funny Thing Happened is the title of the show, which is recommended for an audience aged 16-plus.

A spokesman said the new show was based on the fact that funny things happened all the time.

She said: “Normal events don’t catch the eye but Dave’s special radar instinctively draws him to the small out-of-the-ordinary events and conversations that wash over most of us and pass us by.

“Once identified, he applies his unique style of exaggerating and elaborating them whilst reminding us that we too have not only witnessed them, it’s probably happened to us!

“It’s this added dimension, this comedy of association that elevates the event to laugh-out-loud funny.”

Time Out magazine said Dave was “not only a very funny comedian but one of the finest raconteurs around.”

Dave Spikey spent over 30 years working for the health service, before ending up writing sitcoms, appearing in TV programmes and touring with his own show.

He was co-writer and co-star of Channel 4’s That Peter Kay Thing and Phoenix Nights, writer and co-star of ITV’s Dead Man Weds.

The Chicago Blues Brothers, who were due to perform at Leeds City Varieties on Saturday June 6, have rescheduled their appearance for May 1 next year.

Nina Conti, due to perform on June 9, can now be seen on November 9, while Ellie Taylor has rescheduled her June 12 performance for September 11.

Visit cityvarieties.co.uk to book.