Andrew Dipper

BBC to celebrate Peter Kay’s comedy career

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The BBC has commissioned a documentary to celebrate Peter Kay’s 20-year comedy career.  

From his childhood growing up in Bolton, to the places and people who have influenced him, the hour-long programme will reveal how Kay started out as a stand-up comedian and his eventual rise to become a household name.

The documentary will feature interviews with colleagues and peers as they talk about what makes the comedian tick.

Shane Allen, Controller of BBC Comedy says: “This has been a remarkable year for Peter and it feels timely to mark his exceptional talents as sitcom writer and performer as well as record-breaking stand-up comedian. It’s a great opportunity to honour someone at the top of their game and enjoy the work that got him there.”

And Kay said: “What a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the last 20 years and highlight some of the work it’s been my honour to create.”

The documentary’s air date has yet to be revealed.