Peter Kay is one of Britain’s funniest comics, as well as a fantastic creator of award winning television.

The Bolton-born funnyman recently appeared on the BBC playing John Redmond in his BAFTA winning series, Car Share. As well as Car Share, the 43-year old has written and starred in a number of other popular shows, including Phoenix Nights, Max & Paddy’s Road To Nowhere and That Peter Kay Thing.

To date there is no confirmation that either of the later three mentioned titles will be returning with a new series, however the comic has hinted that Phoenix Nights is on the cards to be expanded upon.

Kay hasn’t only appeared in content he has written. The northerner has impressed when playing parts in shows such as Cradle to Grave and Roary the Racing Car, as well as making cameo appearances in Coronation Street, Mrs Brown’s Boys and The Catherine Tate Show.

Here we’re going to take a look at the top 25 funniest gags the comic has chirped during his time on stage and screen.

Peter Kay in ‘Cradle to Grave’ | ITV

“I was doing some decorating, so I got out my step-ladder. I don’t get on with my real ladder.”


“I said to the train driver, ‘I want to go to Paris’.

“He asked, ‘Eurostar?’

“I said ‘I’ve been on telly but i’m no Dean Martin'”

Prolific North | Peter Kay

“If we aren’t supposed to eat animals, then why are they made out of meat?”

Car Share

John: “If my dad ever saw a hearse, he used to have to hold his collar until he saw a four-legged animal”.

Kayleigh: “How annoying…”

John: “You’re telling me! He was an undertaker – got sod all done”.

“How does Bob Marley like his donuts? Wi’ Jam in”

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