Tall Tales and Wee Stories

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Tall Tales and Wee Stories

Tall Tales and Wee Stories

The Best of Billy Connolly

  • Author: Billy Connolly
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1529361354
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 336
  • View: 9890
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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Connolly's raucous run through his life is as furious, funny and foul-mouthed as you'd expect' Sunday Times In December 2018, after fifty years of belly-laughs, energy and outrage, Billy Connolly announced his retirement from live stand-up comedy. It had been an extraordinary career. When he first started out in the late sixties, Billy played the banjo in the folk clubs of Scotland. Between songs, he would improvise a bit, telling anecdotes from the Clyde shipyard where he'd worked. In the process, he made all kinds of discoveries about what audiences found funny, from his own brilliant mimes to the power of speaking irreverently about politics or explicitly about sex. He began to understand the craft of great storytelling. Soon the songs became shorter and the monologues longer, and Billy quickly became recognised as one of the most exciting comedians of his generation. Billy's routines always felt spontaneous. He never wrote scripts, always creating his comedy freshly on stage in the presence of a live audience. A brilliant comic story might be subsequently discarded, adapted or embellished. A quick observation or short anecdote one night, could become a twenty-minute segment by the next night of a tour. Billy always brought a beautiful sense of the absurd to his shows as he riffed on his family, hecklers, swimming in the North Sea or naked bungee jumping. But his comedy can be laced with anger too. He hates pretentiousness and calls out hypocrisy wherever he sees it. His insights about the human condition have shocked many people, while his unique talent and startling appearance on stage gave him license to say anything he damn well pleased about sex, politics or religion. Billy got away with it because he has always had the popular touch. His comedy spans generations and different social tribes in a way that few others have ever managed. Tall Tales and Wee Stories brings together the very best of Billy's storytelling for the first time and includes his most famous routines including, The Last Supper, Jojoba Shampoo, Incontinence Pants and Shouting at Wildebeest. With an introduction and original illustrations by Billy throughout, it is an inspirational, energetic and riotously funny read, and a fitting celebration of our greatest ever comedian.

Billy Connolly's Route 66

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Billy Connolly's Route 66

Billy Connolly's Route 66

The Big Yin on the Ultimate American Road Trip

  • Author: Billy Connolly
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0748129952
  • Category: Humor
  • Page: 320
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Britain's best-loved comedian hits the most famous highway in the world on an unforgettable journey. Billy Connolly, music-lover, biker, and scourge of the beige and bland the world over, has dreamed about taking a trip on the legendary Route 66 since he heard Chuck Berry belting out one of the greatest rock 'n' roll records of all time. And now he's finally had the chance to do it, travelling every mile on his custom-made trike in search of the real America that can still be found beyond the nation's freeways. Taking in both the essential icons and the hidden gems of the 'Mother Road', Billy also meets up with plenty of the memorable characters who call it home. With his instinct for a good story, and the infectious enthusiasm that has made him our most engaging national treasures, Billy Connolly is the ultimate guide to the ultimate road trip.

Made In Scotland

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Made In Scotland

Made In Scotland

My Grand Adventures in a Wee Country

  • Author: Billy Connolly
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1473531675
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 288
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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Where do you come from? It's one of the most basic human questions of all. But there is another question, which might sound a wee bit similar but is actually very different: What do you come from? And, let me tell you, that question can take you all sorts of strange places...' In Made in Scotland, legendary comic and national treasure Billy Connolly returns to his roots, reflecting on his life, his homeland and what it means – then and now – to be Scottish. Full of Billy's distinctive humour, Made in Scotland is a hilarious and heartfelt love letter to the place and the people that made him.

I'm an Evil Scotsman!

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I'm an Evil Scotsman!

I'm an Evil Scotsman!

Sir Billy Connolly

  • Author: Jocky Wilson
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781977832658
  • Category:
  • Page: 34
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Billy Connolly, illustrated biography.

The Big Yin

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The Big Yin

The Big Yin

The Life and Times of Billy Connolly

  • Author: Jonathan Margolis
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780752817224
  • Category: Comedians
  • Page: 264
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Unauthorised Biography of the internationally famous comedian and entertainer to the TV public, the stars and even royalty. Billy Connoly was the first rock/alternative comedian long before the comedy store generation took off. And he is still a cult a 50 show UK tour in early 1994 sold out within days. On the way up, Connoly has collided with trendies, booze, women, the press the Royals and even Fyffes bananas. The Big Yin is an enormously entertaining read about one of the funniest comedians at work today.

Billy Connolly's Tracks Across America

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Billy Connolly's Tracks Across America

Billy Connolly's Tracks Across America

  • Author: Billy Connolly
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 075156415X
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 288
  • View: 529
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Billy Connolly - raconteur, comedian, and irrepressible wanderer - has spent much of his life in the United States. It's a country he knows and loves a great deal, but even someone as well-travelled as Billy can always discover knew things about such a vast nation. So he's off on the move again, this time via the tracks of the great railroads that helped to build the country. Billy's latest adventure takes him on an epic trip through the backyard of America, tracing the routes taken by the first European settlers westwards from Chicago to California, then back down south and eastwards through Arizona, Texas, Alabama and finally New York, over 6,000 miles and 26 states later. It's a journey through a country you don't get to see from 30,000 feet in the air - the real America of friendly people with fascinating tales to tell which not only give us an insight into their lives, but also into the life of their great homeland. And it's a journey that couldn't be shared with a more entertaining companion. Hope aboard and join Billy on a trip you'll never forget.

Billy Connolly Live

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Billy Connolly Live

Billy Connolly Live

Dublin 2002

  • Author: Billy Connolly
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781860512025
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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Bravemouth

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Bravemouth

Bravemouth

Living with Billy Connolly

  • Author: Pamela Stephenson
  • Publisher: Headline Book Pub Limited
  • ISBN: 9780755312849
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 352
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BILLY, the ground-breaking biography of the nation's favourite iconoclast, gave millions of readers a fascinating insight into the personal and professional life of the genius that is Billy Connolly. Then, in the sequel to that bestselling book, the award-winning Pamela Stephenson celebrated life with the Scottish beastie as he hit the big six-oh. In it we relive colourful and epic moments from Billy's early life in Glasgow - the background to an intimate portrait of his marriage with Pamela and his life in Scotland, LA and the rest of the world. Witty, insightful and intimate, BRAVEMOUTH draws the reader into two very different worlds - hers of international sexology and the serious psychology of humorists, his of incontinence pants, being married to a shrink... and the finer points of banjo playing.