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Sir Billy Connolly

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:27 am
by palerider
There's a documentary on him this Friday in which he talks of how he thinks he's near the end.

He's now 76 and has Parkinson's disease, a wicked illness that gradually robs you of your faculties and memories.

I had the privilege of seeing him perform once. Without doubt the funniest show I've ever seen.

Make the most of the time you have left Big Yin.

Re: Sir Billy Connolly

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:58 pm
by Neville Bartos
A bona fide national treasure.
Always loved his stand-up, but I especially enjoyed his 'world tour of' shows. Still well worth a watch if you can find them.

Re: Sir Billy Connolly

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:11 pm
by Noni
palerider wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:27 am
There's a documentary on him this Friday in which he talks of how he thinks he's near the end.

He's now 76 and has Parkinson's disease, a wicked illness that gradually robs you of your faculties and memories.

I had the privilege of seeing him perform once. Without doubt the funniest show I've ever seen.

Make the most of the time you have left Big Yin.
Such a horrible disease :(

Re: Sir Billy Connolly

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:20 pm
by BillyDWhizz
I'm not a big girls blouse but I'll fecking bawl like a little girl when the time comes. One of my favourite people on the planet and I've been lucky enough to meet him several times, he's as awesome personally as he is on stage, tv or in a film.

Re: Sir Billy Connolly

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:49 pm
by Brookbonds73
Got to be one of the funniest blokes ever, truly a one off.

Re: Sir Billy Connolly

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:30 am
by grandad
One of my if not my favourite TV person ever.

So so funny .... Many moons ago I see him with his wife in a shoe shop in Kings road and I don't mine admitting I was star struck .....

I see him live on stage and after the show it was like I'd been punched in the ribs I had laughed so much.


I still watch a audience with Billy Connolly once or twice a year and still makes me laugh out loud.

Good bless you Billy x

Re: Sir Billy Connolly

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:35 pm
by h69
grandad wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:30 am
One of my if not my favourite TV person ever.

So so funny .... Many moons ago I see him with his wife in a shoe shop in Kings road and I don't mine admitting I was star struck .....

I see him live on stage and after the show it was like I'd been punched in the ribs I had laughed so much.


I still watch a audience with Billy Connolly once or twice a year and still makes me laugh out loud.

Good bless you Billy x
Played at my Dad's clubs in Luton, Windsor and Wales...met him a couple of times. A very nice fella and a genius comic.

Very sad but he seems to have a lot of dignity.

Re: Sir Billy Connolly

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:33 am
by Prehistoric
I was always under the impression he was one of these English hating Scots,he supposedly changed his stand up accordingly whenever he crossed the border.
He is a national treasure alright just not our nation.

Re: Sir Billy Connolly

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:00 am
by Oziron
'You can never trust a fart after you turn 50'....... :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Sir Billy Connolly

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:01 am
by BlackDiamond
palerider wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:27 am
There's a documentary on him this Friday in which he talks of how he thinks he's near the end.

He's now 76 and has Parkinson's disease, a wicked illness that gradually robs you of your faculties and memories.

I had the privilege of seeing him perform once. Without doubt the funniest show I've ever seen.

Make the most of the time you have left Big Yin.
Nasty illness my Dad was afflicted. I don't see Billy as a care-home kind of person. When he says he is near the end,does he mean the end to performing or the end to enduring.

Last year he gave the appearance of bearing the burden with dignity and fierce stoicism. Let's hope he has some years of quality retirement left.