01/11/2012 11:26 GMT | Updated 01/01/2013 10:12 GMT

Peter Kay Launches University Comedy Degree

Whatever you do, don't dismiss Salford University's new degree in comedy as a joke. It seems to be deadly serious.

Peter Kay was at the university on Monday to launch his alma mater's new three-year BA in comedy practices, joined by comedians John Thomson and Smug Roberts.