Peter Kay is one comedian, who has made a name for himself in the UK.
His talent has been praised by fans, fellow comedians and even Frog and Bucket comedy club manager, David Perkins.
Despite being one of the most notable comedians in Europe, Peter Kay does not seem to like being in the limelight.
A self-proclaimed homebody and family man, he would rather be at home with his wife and kids than on the road doing live shows.
The award-winning comedian was born in Farnworth, Lancashire, in 1973 to father Michael, an engineer, and mother, Deirdre O’Neill.
Due to his mother’s Irish roots, he was brought up a Christian in the Roman Catholic church. His parents eventually divorced.
In 1989, he left St Joseph’s school with one GCSE in art. He later lied about his education background and enrolled at the University of Leeds to study a BA course in Drama, Theatre Studies and English Literature.
After realizing that the course was too difficult for him, Kay quit and proceeded to the Adelphi Campus School of Media, Music and Performance, where he eventually graduated with a Higher National Diploma in Media Performance.
Before becoming the star stand-up comedian that he is today, Peter worked several odd jobs, including working at a cinema, Netto supermarket, petrol station, a toilet roll factory, and at a bingo hall.
In spite of all this, Peter has gone on to be one of the most popular comedians in the United Kingdom. He has won several awards, including the Banff Rockie Award, British Screenwriters’ Award, Golden Rose, and the BAFTA TV Award, among others. He is also a director, producer, and author.
In 2012, he set a new Guinness World Record for ‘Most tickets sold for a stand-up comedy tour.’ With sales such as these, it is no wonder that his net worth is estimated to be about £43 million ($56 million).
Peter Kay and wife Susan Gargan met one night back in 1998 while partying in a nightclub and have been together ever since. At the time, she worked as a cashier at a Boots pha*macy while he worked at a local cinema.
While the couple has been together for 22 years now, they have have been married for 19 years. The lovebirds tied the knot in 2001 after dating for three years.
In 2018, after the star canceled his show stating unforeseen family circumstances, many assumed that it was because Peter Kay wife died. However, these rumors are not valid.
Neither the comedian nor his family has come forward with the news of Susan’s passing. If anything, the comedian himself was a victim of a death hoax back in 2018.