Billy Connolly announces 11-night London run of High Horse tour
The Scottish comedian brings his High Horse tour to the capital in January 2016, following stints in Scotland and CanadaUnbowed by prostate cancer and Parkinson’s disease, Billy Connolly is to bring his High Horse tour to London for an 11-night run at Hammersmith Apollo in January 2016. The 72... [Read More]
Royal Mail stamps feature comedy legends to celebrate April Fool’s Day including Monty Python and Billy Connolly
News from across the pond can now be sent using a first class stamp featuring on the Britain’s finest from the world of comedy. Royal Mail is marking April Fool’s Day by issuing a set of stamps featuring some of the nation’s most popular, and funniest, comedians. Pho... [Read More]
Billy Connolly: Prostate Cancer Surgery and Parkinson’s Disease
While recently undergoing surgery for prostate cancer, Scottish comedian Billy Connolly was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in the process. A statement on his website expressed that Connolly “recently underwent minor surgery in America after being diagnosed with the very early stages ... [Read More]
THAT Person Is a Comedian? 10 Unlikely Stars Who Started in Stand-Up
For his performance in the 1989 film Dead Poets Society, Robin Williams was an Academy Award for Best Actor nominee.  In 1998, Williams won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the 1997 film Good Will Hunting. Williams i... [Read More]
Billy Connolly ends comedy shows early after heckles | BBC News
Fans were left disappointed in Blackpool last weekend after the comic walked off stage 20 minutes early after verbal abuse from audience members. A few days before, he also cut short a gig in Scarborough. A spokeswoman for Connolly declined to comment on the incidents but said the comic's tour would continue in Llandudno, Wales, on Friday. Fans reported the 69-year-old Scot walked out of the Blackpool gig after he was interrupted during one of his jokes. [Read More]
Scottish Comedian Billy Connolly Perceived as ‘Most Influential Comedian of All Time’
It’s a great honor to be praised as the funniest man in the U.K. but it’s an even better honor to be voted as the most influential stand-up comedian of all time. Scottish comic Billy Conolly, who has just recieved the award, was perceived... [Read More]
Chris Rock talks crack, gangsta rap, more: an excerpt from Neil Strauss’ new book
Few journalists have logged more hours picking celebrity brains as six-time New York Times best-selling author Neil Strauss has. He’s hung with, and ultimately written about the likes of legendary rock band Motley Crue, pornstar-turned-mainstream suc... [Read More]
Billy Connolly tackles Route 66 for four-part ITV1 documentary
The Big Yin says he will be fulfilling a lifelong dream as he makes the 2,488-mile journey from Chicago, via the Grand Canyon and deserts of New Mexico, the Wild West of Oklahoma and Texas and on to Santa Monica, California, on his trike. Connolly said ‘Travelling Route 66 has always been a lifelong ambition. It brings together some of my favourite things, my trike, my banjo and America - the ultimate road trip.’ The show will be filmed in May for a primetime broadcast later this year. [Read More]
The BC Q&A - Billy Connolly | Boston Comedy
Boston Comedy spoke with Billy Connolly by phone last week, a conversation that was itself rambling, profane, and hilarious. [Read More]
Billy Connolly claims British comedy is 'too censored' | BBC News
Billy Connolly has spoken out against censorship, complaining that comedians who swear on stage are unfairly branded "vulgarian and foul mouthed". [Read More]