About Peter Kay

It seems like comedian Peter Kay has been around forever, making us laugh with his sharp wit combined with an off-the-wall sense of humor. But where did it all begin for this master of stand-up comedy? Let’s take a look at the history of this beloved entertainer and uncover the details of his numerous awards, tour venues, and shows. Peter Kay, born July 2, 1973, in Bolton, England, began his career as a theatre actor before switching to stand-up comedy in 1997. After winning one of the UK’s top new comedians competitions that same year-- known simply as the North West Comedian Of The Year-- he proved he had a knack for making people laugh out loud. Soon after, he began performing in local clubs throughout Lancashire, honing his act as well as winning over audience members with every performance. In addition to comedy clubs, Kay also appeared on various TV shows during this time. He was featured in ‘The Palm Court’-- an improvisation show akin to ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway'-- and later was cast on ‘Channel 5's We Know Where You Live,' which presented sketches taking place outside pubs across Britain.

After several years of appearances on both radio and television shows, Peter Kay released his first tour– aptly titled 'Live At The Top Of Tower'. This tour initially took place in 2000 exclusively at Manchester’s Apollo Theatre until its success led him to expand to other parts of Britain between 2002-2003. This marked a period that saw multiple successes for Kay: In 2004 he garnered praise from viewers when he wrote and starred in his own BBC sitcom called Phoenix Nights--alongside fellow comedians Dave Spikey and Neil Fitzmaurice-- while a second series arrived soon after with overwhelming support from fans old & new. Also during this time (2004), Kay made British television history by playing 7 consecutive nights of live shows at London’s 20,000-capacity Wembley Arena; at the time it was the most sold-out solo male comedian ever to perform there. All told it amounted to more than 140 thousand tickets sold!

By now, it should be clear why Peter Kay has been regarded so highly amongst fans and peers alike– however, let's explore some awards & accolades since that point: Winner of British Comedy Award 2005 (Best Male Television Comic), Winner of National Television Award 2008 (Special Recognition Award), Winner of British Comedy Award 2011 (Outstanding Contribution To Broadcasting), Longest Ever Stand Up Tour: In 2010/2011 set Guinness World Record for longest ever stand up tour (1 million tickets sold!), BAFTA Fellowship Honor 2012: Awarded prestigious Fellowship for outstanding contribution to the film & television industry by the BAFTA organization, and ATG Award 2017: Named Most Popular Comedian Of The Year at Annual Theatregoers Choice Awards hosted by ATG organization.

More recently, Peter Kay is still regularly seen on British airwaves through panel shows such as Would I Lie To You? He also appears frequently as a guest star on various celebrity-based programs such as Parkinson! Plus over the past few years, he has returned to touring once again but this time accompanied by something extra special—a full symphony orchestra! His hugely successful 2018 Best Of Tour is said to have sold over 1 million tickets across 40+ cities within 24 hours! Suffice it to say; fans are still clamoring for more. It can be said without doubt that Peter Kay is one of the most revered entertainers Britain has seen in recent memory with numerous awards & accolades under his belt attesting as much; However, despite all these successes throughout his career nothing compares to standing below stage lights hearing thousands cheering you…hopefully sooner rather than later!

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