COMEDIAN Peter Kay is to perform two special live shows next month in aid of an East Lancashire student.

The Car Share comedian, who hasn’t performed on stage since 2017, will be taking part in two Q&As at the Manchester 02 Apollo on August 7.

The live events have been announced in aid of Laura Nuttall, from Barrowford, who was diagnosed with Glioblastoma, an aggressive brain tumour, in October 2018.

Laura’s mum Nicola announced the news on Twitter on Tuesday morning, saying: “Still can't believe this actually happening!

“So incredibly grateful to Peter for doing this and just cannot wait for August 7th.”

The news has also been shared on Peter Kay’s social media channels.

The Phoenix Nights and Max & Paddy creator will be donating all profits from the shows to Laura, who is still battling Glioblastoma, a grade 4 brain cancer with a prognosis of 12-18 months.

The shows will see Peter return to the stage for the first time in three years since his world tour was cancelled.

It will be his first public showing since appearing in a comedy special on the BBC during lockdown. 

A Facebook page, Doing it for Laura, says: “Our beautiful 20-year-old Laura was diagnosed with Glioblastoma multiforme in October 2018 after a brain scan that showed 6 brain tumours. Laura was in her first term at Kings College London after getting straight As in her A-levels last August.”

The news sparked praise for the popular comedian star among social media users.

One social media user wrote: “Well done Peter…A kind heart.”

“What a beautiful, brave young lady, go Peter you are also an amazing guy. Love to you both,” added another.

A third wrote: “Wow! This is amazing, what a lovely, lovely fella.”

Tickets for Peter’s return to the stage go on sale on Friday, July 30 at 9am, priced at £40 each.

You can purchase a ticket to the show via Ticketmaster.