Peter Kay Has Funny Response To Kid Who Tells Him He’s ‘A Better Comedian’
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Peter Kay had a hilarious response to a child who joked that he was a 'better comedian' than the legendary funny man.
The 48-year-old made a rare public appearance last month to launch Lancashire’s first ever wheelchair accessible 'wheelyboat' at Rivington Reservoir.
Watch the moment below:
Speaking at the event, Kay told a delighted crowd: “It’s very lovely to be here today, I’m honoured to be asked to launch this fantastic wheelyboat, which I hope gives a lot of people a lot of pleasure and happiness out on the water.
“The Anderton Centre is a fantastic place and I love coming here, and the people are really nice and when it’s a nice day and there’s a heatwave you think you’re in the south of France.
"So, thanks everybody for coming. I'm going to just get on with cutting it with the scissors. I did think I might be smashing a bottle against it but apparently in a modern world, that is not allowed for recycling."
Aside from his brief but entertaining speech, Peter wasn’t short of a few crackers when he spoke with the enthusiastic crowd and never more so when he had a comedic stand-off with an aspiring comedian.
Shouting from behind the camera, a young boy could be heard exclaiming: "Peter Kay! I'm a better comedian."
Not skipping a beat, the Phoenix Nights star responded: "I bet you were actually on Sunday," referencing the day after his Dance For Life DJ-ing gigs the previous week at Manchester Central Convention Complex.
The tour, which saw him also visit Liverpool and London, raised funds profits for Cancer Research UK, with the event billed as 'the dance-a-thon party that will change lives'.
The star hadn’t performed a show since cancelling a huge 14-month stand-up tour in 2017 citing 'unforeseen family circumstances'.
The tour was due to run across the UK and Ireland from April 2018 through to summer 2019 – and Kay had only announced it one month earlier.
He said in a statement at the time: “Due to unforeseen family circumstances, I deeply regret that I am having to cancel all of my upcoming work projects.
"This unfortunately includes my upcoming standup tour, Dance for Life shows and any outstanding live work commitments.
"My sincerest apologies. This decision has not been taken lightly and I'm sure you'll understand my family must always come first."
He had previously been due to make a comeback with the series of Dance For Life shows to raise money for Cancer Research UK in April and May 2020, which were subsequently postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Kay did however release a special audio-only episode of his comedy Car Share with co-star Sian Gibson in April last year.
He also made a brief return to the airwaves in January 2021 when he called into Cat Deeley's new BBC Radio 2 show.