- The 48-year-old was pictured on a tour of the backstage pass at Salford’s The Lowry Theater on Sunday
- As he looked jovial as he posed with Danny and Bob, Funny smiled ear to ear
- The Car Share star stepped back from the public eye in 2017 when he canceled a major 14-month stand-up tour due to ‘unforeseen family circumstances’.
- He delighted his fans in August after returning to the stage for the first time in more than three years for a Q&A at Manchester’s O2 Apollo
- Concerns for his health were raised by fans of Kay following his appearance on the BBC’s Big Night in Back in April 2020, with some saying he looked ‘off 100 percent’.
Peter Kay made a rare appearance on comedian Danny Baker and Bob Harris’ Backstage Pass tour at The Lowry Theater in Salford on Sunday.
Looking elated, 48-year-old Funni posed with his friends wearing a black polo shirt and jeans.
Bob, who presents the Radio 2 country show and is currently touring with Danny in the In Conversation show, uploaded the joyous group snap to Instagram with the caption, ‘Lads. Pre show.’
Spotted! Peter Kay (center) made a rare appearance on the Comedians Danny Baker (left) and Bob Harris (right) Backstage Pass Tour at The Lowry Theater in Salford on Sunday
Exciting: Bob uploaded the joyous group snap to Instagram with this caption
This came after the Car Share star was out of the public eye in 2017, when she canceled a major 14-month stand-up tour due to ‘unforeseen family circumstances’.
It was due to run in the UK and Ireland from April 2018 to summer 2019 – and Kay had announced it only a month earlier.
But he said on 13 December 2017: ‘Due to unforeseen family circumstances, I am deeply sorry that I have to cancel all my upcoming work projects.
‘Unfortunately this includes my upcoming standup tour, the Dance for Life show and any outstanding live work commitments.
Shock: This comes after the Car Share star stepped back from the public eye in 2017 after she canceled a huge stand-up tour due to ‘unforeseen family circumstances’ (pictured in 2011).
‘My sincere apologies. This decision is not taken lightly and I am sure you will understand that my family should always come first.
The comedian delighted his fans after returning to the stage for the first time in more than three years for a Q&A at Manchester’s O2 Apollo in August.
The Doing It for Laura event is being organized to raise funds for Laura Nuttall, 20, who has an aggressive type of brain cancer called glioblastoma multiforme.
Genius: The Bolton-born comic received a standing ovation when he appeared on stage at Manchester’s O2 Apollo during a Q&A in August (pictured in 2021)
Hilarious: ‘I’ve never had a standing ovation in my life when I arrived,’ says comic, before joking: ‘I’m going to be away for four more years’ (pictured in 2016)
Ms Nuttall, who was in the audience, was initially given 12–18 months to live when she was diagnosed at age 18, but has received immunotherapy treatment in Germany for fundraising.
Her sister Gracie introduces Kay and tells the audience that the family is ‘forever grateful’ for her ‘potentially saving my sister’s life’.
The comic said: ‘I’ve never had a standing ovation in my life when I arrived,’ before joking: ‘I’m going to be away for four more years.’
Thrilling: Kay records the audio-only version of Car Share with her co-star Sean Gibson in April 2020
He was earlier scheduled to return with a series of six ‘Dance for Life’ shows in April and May 2020 to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.
But the events – two of which have taken place in Manchester, Liverpool and London – had to be postponed in March last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Kay, however, in April last year released a special audio-only episode of his comedy Car Share with co-star Sean Gibson, which tried to “please people in some way”.