The Sound of Laughter.

Peter Kay



Peter Kay's unerring gift for observing the absurdities and eccentricities of family life has earned himself a widespread, everyman appeal. These vivid observations coupled with a kind of nostalgia that never fails to grab his audience's shared understanding, have earned him comparisons with Alan Bennett and Ronnie Barker. In his award winning TV series' he creates worlds populated by degenerate, bitter, useless, endearing and always recognisable characters which have attracted a huge and loyal following.

In many ways he's an old fashioned kind of comedian and the scope and enormity of his fanbase reflects this. He doesn't tell jokes about politics or sex, but rather rejoices in the far funnier areas of life: elderly relatives and answering machines, dads dancing badly at weddings, garlic bread and cheesecake, your mum's HRT... His autobiography is full of this kind of humour and nostalgia, beginning with Kay's first ever driving lesson, taking him back through his Bolton childhood, the numerous jobs he held after school and leading up until the time he passed his driving test and found fame.

What will you learn from this book

  1. Humor in Ordinary Life: Kay's comedy often revolves around everyday situations and observations, finding humor in the mundane aspects of life.

  2. Northern Humor: Being from the north of England, Kay's humor often reflects the unique wit and humor associated with that region.

  3. Family and Relationships: The book explores Kay's experiences with family dynamics, relationships, and the quirks that come with them.

  4. Comedy as Therapy: Kay uses comedy as a way to cope with life's challenges, turning difficult or awkward moments into sources of laughter.

  5. Nostalgia: The book may evoke feelings of nostalgia, as Kay reminisces about growing up and the cultural experiences of his youth.

  6. Observational Comedy: Kay is known for his keen observations about human behavior and the absurdities of modern life, which are evident throughout the book.

  7. Versatility: Kay's humor is versatile, ranging from light-hearted anecdotes to more satirical commentary on society.

  8. Connection with Audiences: The book highlights Kay's ability to connect with audiences of all ages and backgrounds through his relatable humor.

  9. Work Ethic: Readers may gain insights into Kay's work ethic and dedication to his craft, which has contributed to his success as a comedian.

  10. Legacy of Laughter: "The Sound of Laughter" encapsulates Kay's enduring legacy as a comedian who brings joy and laughter to people's lives.

Language English
ISBN-13 9781846051616
No of pages 368
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Century
Published Date 05 Oct 2006

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