Pete Price in a “state of shock” after hearing he gets a mention in Peter Kay’s new stand-up tour
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Liverpool broadcaster Pete Price says he’s overwhelmed after hearing that Peter Kay talks about him and his former radio show during his new tour.
Peter Kay has received a rapturous standing ovation as he took to the stage for night one of his new stand up tour, which lasted several minutes, with audiences chanting his name.
And it’s not just the audience who have been applauding the comic, legendary Liverpool broadcast Pete Price has said he’s in a “state of shock” after hearing that his former radio talk-show is mentioned in Peter’s stand-up routine.
“Apparently Peter mentions me and my late night radio show in his act. I’m gobsmacked. He did ring in a couple of times and used a clip on one of his videos”
Peter Kay called Pete Price‘s radio show in 2009 after coming off stage at the M&S Bank Arena.
“He called us unexpectedly the minute he came off stage and told me that he was a regular listener to the radio show, so to hear that now nearly 15 years after that call that I am mentioned his routine is very heart-warming”
Pete has also requested that anyone who goes to the Peter Kay shows records the moment for him as he is still without a ticket “I’d love to hear my name-check, it will be the first one I’ve missed if I don’t get to see it”
Kay was brought to tears during his first show on Friday saying:
“Oh Jesus look at me, I mean what’s that all about… how am I supposed to do bloody comedy now?” he asked audiences, prompting the first laughs of the evening.
He reportedly added: “Lovely Manchester you made me cry… where did it come from, all that emotion?”
The live tour marks Kay’s return to stand-up comedy after being largely absent from the public eye for the last four years.
Friday’s show at the Manchester AO Arena was the first in a mammoth arena tour spanning from December to August 2023.
He is due to visit locations including Birmingham, Liverpool, Sheffield, Belfast, Newcastle, Glasgow and Dublin, with the run ending on August 11 2023 at the Sheffield Utilita Arena.
Following the announcement, Kay’s official website appeared to crash briefly under increased online traffic.
The live tour is the comedian’s first since 2010, when he scored the Guinness World Record for the biggest selling run of all time, playing to more than 1.2 million people.
Kay, from Bolton, has been largely out of the spotlight in recent years.
He returned to the stage in August 2021 for two special charity events to raise money for Laura Nuttall, a then 20-year-old with an aggressive type of brain cancer called glioblastoma multiforme.
There was also a brief return in January 2021 when he appeared on BBC Radio 2 to chat to Cat Deeley – who was filling in after Graham Norton left the station – about his love of music, mixtapes and the musical Mamma Mia.
He also made a surprise appearance at a charity screening of his series Car Share in 2018.
Kay cancelled his last tour in December 2017, citing “unforeseen family circumstances”.
Over the last few years, Kay has delighted fans with his hit Bafta-winning TV series Car Share and stand-up routines.