Peter Kay tickets being sold online for ridiculous amounts of money
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Tickets for Peter Kay's tour are being sold online for ridiculous amounts of money.
The king of comedy made his triumphant return to the stage this week, kicking off his first tour in over a decade.
And as you can imagine, demand for tickets was fierce when they went on sale a few weeks ago, with people queuing up - virtually, of course - for hours to get their hands on them.
It was worse than Glastonbury.
So it should come as no surprise that off the back of his return, some people out there have seen an opportunity to make a little bit of money out of the excitement.
Fans who've managed to bag themselves some tickets have been seen reselling them for hundreds of pounds.
One listing on eBay is advertising four tickets for £1,600, while another is flogging a pair for £399.
You've got to really love him if you're
daft enough willing to pay that much to see him.
I mean, you could just log onto Twitter for five minutes and see the entire gig, tbh.
Not everyone is falling for it, though, with some sharing their utter disgust at people trying to make a handsome profit out of it.
Blasting the touts, one user said: "Absolutely disgusting been trying to get peter kay tickets been on ticket port waiting list now been told the only tickets available are 300 pounds each."
While another wrote: "Loads of scummy touts on @Twitter selling Peter Kay tickets."
Kay performed the first gig of his mammoth tour in Manchester last night (2 December), with a packed house at the AO Arena.
Fans chanted his name as he arrived on stage, bringing the Bolton comic to tears.
After composing himself, Kay told the audience: "How am I supposed to do comedy now? You'll have me in bits... I can't believe you made me cry."
Members of the audience from the show have since revealed that Kay's routine is as good as ever, with jokes focusing on ordinary and relatable topics that you might not think twice about until Kay points out just how ridiculous they are.
One fan, Olivia Matthews, told BBC News there was 'nothing too serious' in his routine, adding: "Everything's light-hearted. That's what we like about him. His last tour was 12 years ago and we were 10 or 11, so we're a new audience coming into it. I've always known him and always liked him, growing up. We've got to see his material, but never live."
Another member of the crowd, 63-year-old Paul Stokes, said Kay was 'a little bit overwhelmed when he first came out', but assured the comedian was 'excellent'.
His tour also includes a monthly residency at London's O2 arena set to run at least until February 2025.
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