Peter Kay delighted his followers at this time after asserting he’ll return to the stage for the primary time in additional than three years.
The 48-year-old comic will carry out a double invoice of charity reveals on the O2 Apollo Manchester on August 7 which he has referred to as ‘two very particular reside Q&A’s’.
The 2 reveals – for which tickets will go on sale this Friday – will likely be held in support of Laura Nuttall, a terminally ailing 21-year-old lady from Lancashire with mind most cancers.
It comes 39 months after his final stage look which was at a charity screening of his comedy collection Automobile Share on the Blackpool Opera Home on April 7, 2018.
Kay was final seen on digicam in a pre-recorded video for the BBC’s Huge Evening In coronavirus fundraiser on April 23, 2020 which was filmed from his dwelling in Bolton.
Peter Kay revealed the 2 new Q&A reveals in a tweet posted on his account this morning
Kay tweeted at this time: ‘Peter Kay will likely be performing two very particular reside Q&A’s in support of Laura Nuttall at Manchester O2 Apollo on seventh Aug 21. Tickets go on sale on this Friday (thirtieth July) at 9am.’
The tweet included hyperlinks to the Gigs and Excursions and Ticketmaster web sites the place tickets will likely be out there for the 2 reveals, going down at 1.30pm and 6.30pm.
It additionally included a hyperlink to the ‘Doing it for Laura’ Fb group for the charity for Ms Nuttall, who was identified with Glioblastoma multiforme in October 2018.
Ms Nuttall’s mom Nicola Nuttall mentioned: ‘Nonetheless cannot imagine this truly taking place! So extremely grateful to Peter for doing this and simply can’t watch for August 7.’
Kay was final seen on digicam in a pre-recorded video for the BBC’s Huge Evening In coronavirus fundraiser in April 2020 which was filmed from his dwelling in Bolton, Larger Manchester
The announcement comes 39 months after Kay’s final stage look which was at a charity screening of his comedy collection Automobile Share on the Blackpool Opera Home on April 7, 2018
It comes after Kay stepped again from the general public eye in 2017, when he cancelled an enormous 14-month stand-up tour as a result of ‘unexpected household circumstances’.
The tour was as a result of have run throughout the UK and Eire from April 2018 via to summer time 2019 – and Kay had solely introduced it one month earlier.
However he mentioned on December 13, 2017: ‘On account of unexpected household circumstances, I deeply remorse that I’m having to cancel all of my upcoming work tasks.
‘This sadly contains my upcoming standup tour, Dance for Life reveals and any excellent reside work commitments.
Kay’s two new reveals – for which tickets will go on sale this Friday – will likely be held in support of Laura Nuttall (pictured), a terminally ailing 21-year-old lady from Lancashire with mind most cancers
‘My sincerest apologies. This determination has not been taken frivolously and I am certain you may perceive my household should at all times come first.’
The comic was then as a result of make a comeback with a collection of six ‘Dance For Life’ reveals to boost cash for Most cancers Analysis UK in April and Could 2020.
However the occasions – with two as a result of have been in every of Manchester, Liverpool and London – needed to be postponed in March final yr due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Kay did nonetheless launch a particular audio-only episode of his comedy Automobile Share with co-star Sian Gibson in April final yr in an try to ‘cheer folks indirectly’.
He additionally made a short return in January when he referred to as into Cat Deeley’s new BBC Radio 2 programme, as they mentioned the New Yr and embarrassing tales.
Kay’s tweet at this time was his first publish on Twitter in 15 months, along with his final on April 29 final yr when he wrote in regards to the BBC repeating each collection of Automobile Share.
His final Twitter exercise was retweeting a publish by Rick Astley final October in regards to the singer’s video for the tune Each One Of Us which supported Kids in Want.
Kay’s followers had raised issues for his well being after his look on the BBC’s Huge Evening In again in April 2020, with some saying he appeared ‘removed from 100 per cent’.
Final September, it emerged his absence from the general public eye had seen cash proceed to roll into Good Evening Vienna Productions, the agency he established in 1999.
Described as a ‘writing, performing and TV manufacturing’ enterprise, its shareholder funds have been £24.8million by the top of March 2020 – £1million up on the yr earlier than.
Some £23.3million of the corporate’s funds have been held in ‘money in financial institution and in hand’, whereas its solely reported spending was restricted to only £1,495 – on ‘motor automobiles’.
Kay, whose 2010-11 tour made it into the Guinness World Information after he carried out to greater than 1.2million folks, lives along with his spouse Susan and their three youngsters.