Peter Kay

Birth Day July 2nd, 1973
Birth Place Farnworth, Lancashire, London
Age 51 Years Old

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Peter John Kay, popularly known as Peter Kay is an English comedian and actor. He has performed numerous comedy tours. His 2010-11 stand-up comedy tour was awarded the most successful comedy tour of all time by the Guinness World Records. He has appeared in numerous films and television series. He has authored several books. 

What is Peter Kay Famous For?

  • Won 2 BAFTA Awards for Best Male Comedy Performance and Best Scripted Comedy in 2016.

Where was Peter Kay Born?

Peter Kay was born on 2 July 1973. His birth name is Peter John Kay. His birth place is in Farnworth, Lancashire in England. He holds an English nationality. He was born to a father, Michael Kay, and a mother, Deirdre O'Neill. He grew up as a Roman Catholic. His zodiac sign in Cancer. He has Irish ancestry and belongs to White ethnicity. His religion is Roman Catholicism.

He attended Mount Saint Joseph RC School. He obtained one GCSE in art. He worked several jobs including working in a toilet roll factory, Manchester Arena, a Netto supermarket, cash and carry, a cinema, a petrol station, and a bingo hall. He then attended the University of Liverpool, where he studied Drama, Theatre Studies, and English Literature. He struggled with the course. He thus changed his education course. He studied a Higher National Diploma (HND) in media performance (including stand-up) at the University of Salford's Adelphi Campus School of Media, Music, and Performance. 

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Peter Kay Career Timeline

He competed and won the North West Comedian of the Year competition. It was his first stand-up as well. 

He also continued to work part-time as an usher at his local cinema in Bolton. 

He then competed and won Channel 4's So You Think You're Funny? contest in 1997. 

He continued to perform stand-ups at various clubs. 

He gained mainstream recognition after he performed stand-up at his first live video at the Top of the Tower in 2000. 

He appeared in several talk shows by then. 

He guest appeared in a 1997 episode of New Voices.

He played a delivery driver in the 1997 BBC drama, The Sunday Show. 

He appeared in an episode of Channel 4's Comedy Lab, which won her best newcomer award by Royal Television Society in 1998. 

It served as a pilot for That Peter Kay Thing in 2000. It has 6 episodes.  

He co-produced sitcom, Phoenix Nights in 2001. It became a hit.

He went on his first solo tour, Mum Wants a Bungalow Tour between 2002 and 2003. The tour had 89 dates. 

He starred in Phoenix Nights spin-off, Max and Paddy's Road to Nowhere in 2004. 

He released an album, The Best of Peter Kay - So Far in 2005. 

He played gay director, Roger DeBris in the Mel Brooks musical, The Producers in 2007 at Manchester's Palace Theatre for 120 shows. 

He took a break and returned to television in 2008.

He co-wrote the comedy show, Peter Kay's Britain's Got the Pop Factor... and Possibly a New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly on Ice. It was screened on Channel 4 on 17 October 2008.

He won his second Royal Television Society Award for his transsexual dinner lady role in the comedy show. 

He returned to stand-up after 7 years in November 2009 with The Tour That Doesn't Tour Tour...Now on Tour. It toured in England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales with 122 dates altogether. 

The tour made the Guinness Book of World Records as the most successful stand-up comedy tour of all time, playing to a total of 1.2 million people. 

His 2015 sitcom, Peter Kay's Car Share became successful. The show's second season premiered in 2017.

He appeared as Fred Baker in the sitcom, Cradle to Grave in 2015.

A BBC comedy series, Peter Kay's Comedy Shuffle was premiered in 2016. Its third season premiered in October 2018.  

He announced his return to stand-up after 8 eight years of break in November 2017. The tour, Peter Kay Live: Have Gags, Will Travel was scheduled to begin touring in 2018. However, Kay canceled his tour for family reasons.  

He appeared as a guest judge on the 2017 show, Let It Shine.

He has also made guest appearances in the numerous tv series including Linda Green, Coronation Street, The Catherine Tate Show, Doctor Who, and Inside No. 9 among others.

He starred in TV movies, Butterfly Collectors (1999) and Take That Come To Town (2008). 

He has released several DVDs of his live performances. 

His Live at the Bolton Albert Halls holds the record as the biggest selling British stand-up DVD. 

He has also appeared in films, Blow Dry (2001), 24 Hour Party People (2002), The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse (2005), Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005).

Stand-up DVDs

Live At The Top Of The Tower, 22 November 2000

Live At The Bolton Albert Halls, 10 November 2003

Live At The Manchester Arena, 14 November 2005

Peter Kay's Special Kay, 17 November 2008

Live – The Tour That Didn't Tour – Tour, 7 November 2011

Live & Back on Nights, 19 November 2012


1998 Royal Television Society Award for Best Newcomer, Comedy Lab. 

International Television Festival Rose d'Or Award for Best Performance by an Actor, 2005.

Honorary Doctor of Arts degree from the University of Salford, 2016. 

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Who is Peter Kay Married to?

Peter Kay is a married man. He is married to Susan Gargan. They first met while working at the local cinema in 1998. The couple tied a knot to each other in 2001. The couple has a son, Charlie Michael Kay. The couple is believed to have other children. However, they have kept it very private. The couple is the two directors of Goodnight Vienna Productions. 

How tall is Peter Kay?

Peter Kay stands at a height of 1.74 inches i.e. 5 feet and 8 and a half-inch tall. He has a body weight of 267 lbs i.e. 121 kg. He has an average body build. He has green eyes and his hair color is dark brown. 

What is Peter Kay Net Worth?

Peter Kay earns from a stand-up comedy career. He is one of the best-selling stand-up comedians. His income comes from stand-up comedy tours. Besides comedy, he also earns from his acting career. He has appeared on numerous television series, sitcoms, and films. His net worth is estimated at $10 million. 

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