Over the last 20 years, Peter Kay has made himself the best-loved British comedian - simultaneously achieving critical acclaim (award nominations; the genius of Phoenix Nights) and massive popular success (millions of stand-up DVDs sold, catchphrases, TV ads). This authorised doc won't be a hard-hitting thing, exactly, but the circumstances of Kay's remarkable rise certainly bear repetition. Kay himself and a range of personalities, like party circuit pal JK Rowling, collaborator Dave Spikey and comedian Reece Shearsmith, account for his appeal.John Robinson, The Guardian, 24th December 2015
If you are going to have someone sing your praises then one of the most successful and richest authors on the planet is probably as good a person as any. Harry Potter author JK Rowling was, at the time of going to press, among a host of top names lined up to pay tribute to her friend Peter Kay in this celebration of the Phoenix Nights and Car Share comedian's career.
From his childhood growing up in Bolton, to the places, people and foodstuffs ("Garlic bread!") that have influenced his life and work, the profile will chart his rise "to become a household name and national treasure".Ben Dowell, Radio Times, 16th December 2015