Comic Peter Kay is laughing all the way to the bank after earning a cool £1m while taking a year off.

Cash continues to roll in for the reclusive funnyman despite him stepping out of the spotlight three years ago when he cancelled a sell-out tour due to `unforeseen family circumstances'.

He has only made one single appearance on the BBC in April.

But the coffers of Good Night Vienna Productions – which he set up in 1999 - have continued to swell.

Its shareholder funds amounted to £24.8million by the end of March this year - £1m up on the previous year.

Peter managed to rake in a whopping £1m despite not working

The cash is believed to have come from repeats of his many TV comedy shows.

There is no sign that Kay, 47, who worked in a petrol station and loo roll factory before hitting the big time, is dipping into his fortune.

Around £23.3m of the company's funds are held in `cash in bank and in hand'.

It's only reported spending was £1,495 on what is described in accounts as 'motor vehicles'.

The comedian's net worth has been growing quickly despite him not going on tour

Kay had planned to return work this year by hosting a series of Dance For Life gigs in aid of Cancer Research UK.

The three-hour shows would have seen venues turned into massive club nights as crowds took part in sponsored 'dance-a-thons' to raise money for the charity.

The comic was planning to act as DJ while his Car Share co-star Sian Gibson, 44, was also set to feature.

But the events in Manchester, Liverpool and London had to be called off due to the pandemic – leaving fans devastated.

Kay has hardly been seen in public since cancelling a £40million 109-gig sell-out UK stand-up tour in 2017.

Car Share – which drew in 8.8 million viewers - came to an end in May 2018.

His agent has not responded to requests for comment.