“Saturday Night Peter” is the second part of the autobiography of the comedian Peter Kay. The first book, “The Sound of Laughter”, finishes just as Peter gets his first break into comedy. The second book picks up from that point, documenting his Saturday gigs while he progresses up the ladder into the big time.
The first book was just plain funny. It had me laughing out loud a lot. The second book was not full of belly laughs. It was more amusing than full on funny. Still worth a look if you like the guy.
I’ve just finished reading “The Sounds of Laughter – The Autobiography of Peter Kay”. It was a Christmas present, and quite a welcome one too. After my recent daliances with vampires and witches, it made a pleasant change to read something a bit lighter.
Peter Kay is a comedian from Bolton, in the north of England. I’ve seen him interviewed on TV a number of times and he seems to be a really nice guy.
I think this is the first time I’ve read an autobiography, so I don’t know how it compares to others, but I found it really cool. Rather than tell a complete life history from birth to present, he tells a selection of funny anecdotes that describe his life and attitudes, and those of his family. It’s not so much a factual account, as a feel of the way things were.
It’s not a big book, and it’s pretty easy to dip in an out of as each chapter is reasonably self contained. I think he’s got a really good perspective on things and I found myself laughing out loud on a number of occasions. He’s renowned for talking about normal life in a funny way, and he did this again and again. I think I was able to relate to almost everything he said.