Cover of The Sound of Laughter

The Sound of Laughter

Peter Kay

These vivid observations of Bolton’s favourite comedian, coupled with a kind of nostalgia that never fails to grab his audience’s shared understanding, have earned comparisons with Alan Bennett and Ronnie Barker. 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.

Genre
Biography
Publishing Details:
Century, 2006
ISBN:
1846051614

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