To reiterate what everyone else is saying:
500 Bus stops is brilliant. Originally shown on BBC2 at a ridiculously late hour, this is the story of what happens when John Shuttleworth sets out to a gig at a library booked for him by his agent Ken. John is a bit like Don Quixote, in that he finds himself believing that he is chartbound and that clarinet-playing, panatella-smoking, malibu-drinking, ex-New Faces runner-up Ken is the man to get him there. Even despite Ken selling off John's broken down car at one point. The extreme bathos that finds him performing on his Yamaha in a freezer shop is exquisite.
An example of John's lyrics would be "Eggs and Gammon/Poor Rhiannon/Ken's bad wind" or "Pigeons in flight/I want to see you tonight/And maybe show you some things you would like"...
The pace is gentle and I think being a northerner may help in your appreciation, although anyone from lower middle class suburbia should get it too. The humour comes from the wonderfully observed characters and the parody of rock star's video diaries. Ken never appears on screen, due to the logistics issue of being played by Graham, just as John is, but this adds to the humour. But best of all it has heart.
I think it fits in a continuum with Peter Kay's stuff, Alan Plater's Beiderbecke trilogy and Roy Clarke's better work on Open All Hours and Last of the Summer Wine. Highly recommended. Especially for the song "Eggs and Gammon".