Peter John Kay (born 2 July 1973) is an English comedian, writer, actor, director and producer from Lancashire. His work includes That Peter Kay Thing (2000), Phoenix Nights (2001), Max and Paddy's Road to Nowhere (2004), Britain's Got the Pop Factor... (2008) and other independent productions which have included two sell-out tours. Kay has sold over ten million DVDs, a UK record for a comedian. His Tour That Didn't Tour - Tour sold over 1.2 million tickets, making it officially the world's most successful live stand-up comedy show. Peter Kay was born in Farnworth, near Bolton, Lancashire, to an English father, Michael John Kay (1948--1999), and a Northern Irish mother, Margaret Deirdre O'Neill, who comes from County Tyrone.
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