Top 10 secrets about Peter Kay

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Peter Kay is a highly successful British comedian, actor and writer who has made an impressive mark in the entertainment industry. His unrivalled sense of humour and winning performances have won him a loyal fanbase eager to learn more about the man behind the laughter. Here are some of Peter Kay’s top secrets that you may not know about:

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1. Peter Kay began his career as an usher at the Bolton Octagon Theatre in 1995 after spending time working as a driver for his father’s business.

2. He appeared as ‘The Voice of The Evening’ during BBC One’s Christmas special in 2002 with Joan Rivers playing opposite him as ‘The Voice Of The Morning’.

3. In 2004, he won a prestigious National Television Award for Most Popular Comedy Programme for his sitcom Phoenix Nights.

4. He set up and funded the Peter Kay Channel 4 Trust which helps to commission innovative new projects from new or emerging talent.

5. In 2006, Peter Kay was honored with a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of services to entertainment.

6. His debut stand-up tour ‘Peter Kay Live’ sold out more than 200 shows across three years and broke several Guinness World Records including the highest audience attendance ever recorded at an outdoor comedy show when over 30,000 people attended his performance at Manchester’s G-Mex Centre in 2002.

7. He has won numerous awards for his work such as three BAFTA awards and four British Comedy Awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007.

8. Peter Kay is a strong supporter of various charities and has raised money for Cancer Research UK, Age Concern, Red Nose Day, and Comic Relief among other organizations.

9. His 2010 ‘Album of the Year Tour’ was later turned into a DVD that sold over one million copies becoming the fastest-selling standup DVD ever released in the UK.

10. In 2015, he created the Guinness World Records title for Most tickets sold for a stand-up comedy tour when 1,140,000 tickets were sold during his record-breaking ‘Peter Kay’s Car Share: The Tour’.

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