J.K. Rowling to Honor Peter Kay in BBC One Special

While most of J.K. Rowling‘s interviews are related to her own endeavors, an upcoming interview will focus on the career of her friend, British comedian Peter Kay. The interview, as announced earlier today by Radio Times, will be included in Peter Kay: 20 Years of Funny, a BBC One special celebrating Kay’s career.

Radio Times writes,

The profile show, Peter Kay: 20 Years of Funny, will chart the Phoenix Nights and Car Share star’s life from his childhood growing up in Bolton, via the places and people who have influenced him, to his rise ‘to become a household name and national treasure’.

Among Kay’s achievements is his having received the Guinness World Record in 2012 for the most tickets sold for a stand-up comedy tour.

According to Radio Times, more celebrities will be singing Kay’s praises in the special, too:

Other names expected to ‘share their insights into just what makes Peter tick’ include Four Weddings and a Funeral and Love, Actually scriptwriter Richard Curtis and author and broadcaster Danny Baker.

Peter Kay: 20 Years of Funny is scheduled to air on Christmas Eve.

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