New Peter Kay Documentary About Comedian's Rise To Fame On Tonight
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Airing on Channel 5 at 9pm, the Bolton star will share his story in a two-hour show, where he is set to go in to detail about everything he's done so far.
The creator of Phoenix Nights and Car Share will take part in interviews that delve into his history in television. It will also feature friends and past colleagues including Pete Waterman, Jenny Powell and Bobby Davro sharing their thoughts.
The comic, originally from Bolton, near Manchester, made his way from small comedy clubs to launch into record-breaking arena tours.
The film will also show some rare clips and comedy routines from his various TV series.
Peter Kay's work on Phoenix Nights, Max and Paddy's Road to Nowhere and Car Share has won him a plethora of awards, including a couple of BAFTAs. He even holds a Guinness World Record for playing the most successful stand-up comedy tour of all time, performing to more than 1.2 million people.
But of course it wasn't always this way, as he had to go through a hard slog to get to the level he's at now.
The show is likely to show some of his earlier life. A working class lad from Bolton, he began a degree course at the University of Liverpool, later dropping out to take up an offer of a Higher National Diploma (HND) in media performance at the University of Salford.
During the course there was a stand-up comedy module, which prompted a peer to tell him to enter the North West Comedian of the Year competition, which he won.
Despite a promising start to his career as a comic, he decided to carry on working part time at a local cinema while living at his mum's, although he still performed locally.
Soon, however, he would find fame for portraying Brian Potter in That Peter Kay Thing.
The character, which featured in the episode 'In The Club', would go on to be the basis for the series Phoenix Nights, which looked at club life in Bolton.
Most of Kay's work seemed to mimic life in his home town. He says that 'a mirror is the best comedy', claiming all the things that went on around him at home were naturally funny enough.
Peter Kay Comedy Genius: In His Own Words will air on Channel 5 at 9pm tonight and will be repeated on Friday 3 January at 10pm.