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Peter Kay To Return To Stage For First Time In Three Years

Dominic Smithers

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Peter Kay To Return To Stage For First Time In Three Years

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Peter Kay is set to return to the stage for the first time in three years.

The Bolton comedian will take part in two special Q&As in aid of charity later this year.

The exciting news was confirmed on his official Twitter account.

It read: "Peter Kay will be performing two very special live Q&A's in aid of Laura Nuttall at Manchester O2 Apollo on 7th Aug 21.

"Tickets go on sale on this Friday (30th July) at 9am."

Unsurprisingly, the news went down a storm with fans, who piled into the comments to share their utter joy at the prospect of seeing the funnyman live once again.

One user said: "You absolute hero."

Echoing the excitement, another wrote: "Absolutely thrilled with this news!"

A third added: "Missing his comedy magic."

While another joked: "Is sweet Maria still waiting?"

Last year, the 48-year-old appeared on the BBC's Big Night In, recreating his famous '(Is This The Way To) Amarillo?' video.

Introducing the skit, Kay looked back at the 2005 video that took the country and the charts by storm.

Credit: BBC
Credit: BBC

He said: "I thought what a perfect time to recreate it again, so we've asked a lot of you to film yourselves and send it in.

"Take care and enjoy yourselves."

The video, which was filmed during the pandemic, featured footage from the comedy writer's original video cut with clips of care home residents, NHS workers and members of the public who were staying indoors, miming and dancing along to the song.

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.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

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.

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.

Eventually, he got his big break with That Peter Kay Thing, a series that focused on several hilarious characters, from a service station attendant and ice cream man, to the oldest paper boy and a bingo caller.

It was also the birth place of Phoenix Nights' Brian Potter. And the rest, as they say, is history.

Topics: UK News, Entertainment, BBC, Funny, Charity, Peter Kay, UK Entertainment

Dominic Smithers
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