Peter Kay – Live at the Top of the Tower

For his first video Live at the Top of the Tower, Bolton comedian, actor and Channel 4 star Peter Kay returns to his roots–both as a stand up and by performing live in Blackpool, his childhood haunt. Bolstered by the acclaim heaped on his two television series (That Peter Kay Thing and Phoenix Nights), Kay is very much at the top of his game. His humour is fairly traditional in its sources but succeeds by its very universality. His style will be very familiar to fans of Phoenix Nights (his words on the Northern club circuit: “tomorrow’s acts at yesterday’s prices, today”–are straight from his Brian Potter character) and his acting and writing have obviously been hugely influenced by his life as a stand up. He emerges from the video as a great visual comic, a brilliant mimic and an inspired observationalist–his piece on the perils of Teletext is one of the highlights.