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13 Dec 17 17:41
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1.05 he has had an affair that is about to be splashed over the tabloids.
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Report northanlite December 13, 2017 5:58 PM GMT
i was thinking who cares & regardless of the reason why is this the lead story on the news?
then they said he had sold a million tickets. Despite what your feelings are toward him, that's impressive.
Sorry, that was impressive, refunds all round
Report Jack Hacksaw December 13, 2017 6:07 PM GMT
I immediately though either he or his wife was ill.

If he has sold a million tickets then the cancellation is a big news item.

Apparently, he is worth £43m and doesn't enjoy doing stand up much....
Report northanlite December 13, 2017 6:33 PM GMT
hell yeah and some serious gnashing of teeth from promoters & venues now.
hope it's nothing awful about him or his family.
Report casemoney December 13, 2017 10:16 PM GMT
Would Imagine Serious/Terminal illness Involved Somewhere Sad
Report elise December 13, 2017 11:11 PM GMT
he's the sort of performer that wouldn't want to cancel unless it were serious, I wonder if it's his mum?
Report trilby22 December 14, 2017 6:42 AM GMT
I wish the fella well with his family problems and all it entails but am I missing something as to why he is deemed funny?

Not once do I recall him making me smile.  Wasn't he the Armarillo guy?  WALOBs that remake was!
Report cooperman December 14, 2017 8:03 AM GMT
Not so fond of his stand up, but Phoenix Nights and Car Share are brilliant.
Report sixtwosix December 14, 2017 8:54 AM GMT
I saw him at a charity event he did at the Manchester Apollo in July(not one of those soulless arenas that are awful places to see a comedian in).
He was terrific, I just did not want the gig to end.
Report foxy December 14, 2017 9:14 AM GMT
good to see the apollo still going strong 626 i saw meat loaf there around 84/85 .
Report sixtwosix December 14, 2017 9:58 AM GMT
It is Foxy , can't be many venues that have lasted as long .
1980 my first gig there , seeing Rainbow.
Report geoff m December 14, 2017 10:10 AM GMT
Trilby headline says Peter kay not Michael Mcintyre but hey ho each to their own.
Report foxy December 14, 2017 11:54 AM GMT
Do you remember the free trade hall 626
Report sixtwosix December 14, 2017 11:56 AM GMT
I do Foxy .
Report foxy December 14, 2017 12:46 PM GMT
I saw Bowie there in 73 it’s now a hotel and my youngest daughter works there it’s funny how life moves on .
Report Platini December 14, 2017 2:33 PM GMT
he's one of those rare comics who's naturally funny, i.e. on and off stage. Just look at his face, he has you smiling before he even opens his mouth.
I rate his stand up highly, one of the best around at the moment.
And his comedy writing makes Gervais look like the naked emperor he is.
Report pixie December 14, 2017 2:45 PM GMT
I have never looked at somebody's face and smiled unless it is that of a loved one. Phoenix Nights was great but his stand up is average and on a par with the hugely popular Michael McIntyre. So inferior to Ricky Gervais it is impossible to compare them.
Report trilby22 December 14, 2017 3:40 PM GMT
Nah, Gervais, MaIntyre & Kay are a trio of bellends, imo.

Richard Pryor - now he was funny.  Dang funny!
Report dunlaying December 14, 2017 3:52 PM GMT
Christ ! I thought he had died.
Report SlippyBlue December 14, 2017 4:56 PM GMT
Like trilby I just do not find Peter Kay in the slightest bit amusing and I wouldn't go and see him live if the tickets were free. Having said that I do understand the appeal that he has to certain sections of the masses in that he is inoffensive and jovial and someone who you could take your Granny to see. The last "comedian" I saw live (and I use that term very loosely and I was literally dragged to go) was Dara Ó Briain who was about as funny as a fire in the local orphanage. After 15 minutes I walked out and plotted up in a pub in Hammersmith til the show was over.
Report twonky December 14, 2017 5:34 PM GMT
I too was surprised it made front page news, but we live in a celebrity endowed lifetime. Never been too fond of his stand up videos, bits funny other bits not, but his tv work for script and observation alone is simply brilliant..seen him a fair few times on stage in Manchester and Liverpool doing a turn before a Squeeze gig, apparently he's best of friends with Chris Difford..I wish him well.
Report SPOT THE DOG December 14, 2017 6:35 PM GMT
SlippyBlue if you think Dara Ó Briain is bad, go and see Harry Hill live.He was the pits.
Report SlippyBlue December 14, 2017 7:07 PM GMT
Hi Spot, I hope you are in good form Sir and seasons greetings to you.
I wouldn't go and see Harry Hill if it was free to get in and a free bar all night and I do like a pint or two!
Report SPOT THE DOG December 14, 2017 7:29 PM GMT
The night Harry Hill was on, Tim Vine was on as the main man.
Report LAMBETH WALK December 14, 2017 7:48 PM GMT
not much into stand up , but did manage to see the late Great Bernard Manning at my local pub in the 80,s Cool
Report treetop December 14, 2017 7:56 PM GMT
Saw Frank Carson and Bob Monkhouse live in the70's and they were awesome.Cant laught at todays rubbish,one swear word and hysteria ??? Kay is funny on a show but has to work at it for the whole show.
Report jimeen December 14, 2017 9:48 PM GMT
Mike Reid the best standup I’ve seen. Plenty of racism, sexism , bad language , all the stuff I enjoy.
Report Captain carnage December 14, 2017 10:17 PM GMT
The Amarillo garbage got him the big cheques but I am sure he cringes at it - everyone has to **** themselves off to get the wages now and again.

His early stuff - That Peter Kay Thing and Phoenix Nights nights are hall of fame comedy stuff.

Some of his live stuff is pure class also - just watch the stuff were he picks up on musical lyrics that sound rude or offensive when they actually say something different.

A brilliant writer, superb comedy actor and very good stand up. You just have to forgive the odd bit of dross.
Report blackbarn December 14, 2017 11:39 PM GMT
Captain - Agree - it is hard to think that anyone would not find this at the very least amusing........
Report kincsem December 15, 2017 12:24 AM GMT
^ best 6:30 ever Laugh
Report thegiggilo December 15, 2017 12:29 AM GMT
Stopped being funny years ago...
Report G Hall December 15, 2017 1:01 AM GMT
I find rich hall and kevin bridges really funny
Report xmoneyx December 15, 2017 2:48 AM GMT
saw lenny Henry , had to tell jokes to myself ,
Report Facts December 15, 2017 3:28 AM GMT
blackbarn    14 Dec 17 23:39 
Captain - Agree - it is hard to think that anyone would not find this at the very least amusing........

Yep, excellent stage craft. He's a very funny man.
Car Share was genius.
Report Crisp77 December 15, 2017 11:09 AM GMT
Such a shame. This was an efficient way to conduct a mass testing of middle-aged Northener's for dementia.
Report Platini December 15, 2017 9:24 PM GMT
that karaoke routine is pure gold, and there's plenty more in his locker.

Gervais meanwhile is a 1 gag pony, and his gag was stolen off somebody else (more talented). Laugh
Report dambuster December 16, 2017 1:34 PM GMT
Anyone seen Jimeoin,? now he makes me roar
Report elise December 16, 2017 1:41 PM GMT
yes saw him in Bristol, was disappointed if i'm honest even though i liked him from tv etc
Report elise December 16, 2017 1:44 PM GMT
have seen rich hall too, better but still not great, best live act i saw was early tim minchen who at that time was excellent but lost the plot now i think
Report elise December 16, 2017 1:47 PM GMT
i saw joan rivers die on stage, a long time before her actual death
Report sixtwosix December 16, 2017 7:39 PM GMT
Dave Allen sat down telling anecdotes still much funnier than almost anybody.
Report SlippyBlue December 16, 2017 8:14 PM GMT
Back in the day I saw Emo Phillips, early 90's I think and he was excellent. I'm not sure if he is still doing the rounds but I'd recommend him for a night out.
Report SPOT THE DOG December 16, 2017 9:03 PM GMT

Emo for you
Report SlippyBlue December 16, 2017 9:15 PM GMT
I just watched that Spot and had a good few LOL moments Laugh cheers for that fella.
Report elise December 16, 2017 10:42 PM GMT
I used to like emo, quite like deadpan style, milton jones probably the best currently but wont be everyones taste
Report Rob_The_Bantam December 16, 2017 11:59 PM GMT
Russell Howard is truly awful.  I didn't laugh once in about an hour and a half.  We've already covered McIntyre - in years to come we'll look back and wonder how on earth he got away with it.

Think that Jimmy Carr is great.
Report dambuster December 17, 2017 10:26 PM GMT
Russell Howard is Bernard manning, compared to Russell Brand, but that may not be fair, as i don't know if Brand is a comedian
Report TheBetterBettor December 18, 2017 10:30 AM GMT
The real reason it was canned.....this tape was recently discovered...
Report cooperman December 18, 2017 11:21 AM GMT
Any news?
Report TheBetterBettor December 18, 2017 1:46 PM GMT
The tour that didn't tour tour
Report elise December 18, 2017 3:15 PM GMT
bit like the stage production about man utd; the team that could play play
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