Billy Connolly

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Make Column 8 again. Who can trump the oldest contributor? After Allan Gibson nominated the late Eric Shackle, of Castle Hill, James Cartwright, of …

Brisbane

BBC admit Billy Connolly banana boot blunder as Jeremy Paxman slips up over over Big Yin's trademark footwear

Broadcast admit mistake with University Challenge question involving Connolly's famous shoes.<p>The BBC have admitted they slipped up with a University …

British Humour

ITV renews first look deal with Seven

Seven will continue to have first look on ITV content, with the renewal of a contract with ITV Studios Global Entertainment.<p>A multiyear extension …

TV (Australia)

Medieval Matters: Timeline is a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Film

A reader suggested I review the 2003 movie <i>Timeline</i>. I agreed, mostly because I couldn’t remember anything about the film.<p>That should have been a clue.<p>…

Movies

Steven Wright, master of meh: 'This is just how I talk. It accidentally went well with the jokes'

The big-haired, sleepy-eyed standup is an Oscar-winner, one of America’s best-loved comedians and ‘a car that has no gears’. Now, his deadpan style has won him a perfect role in The Emoji Movie<p>There are answers, and there are Steven Wright answers. Who else – responding to questions over the phone …

Comedy

Sir Billy Connolly receives honorary degree

<b>Sir Billy Connolly has become an honorary doctor of Strathclyde University just days after he was given a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.</b><p>The Big Yin, who was recognised for his contribution to society, joked that the closest he had got to university "was to deliver coal".<p>The …

British Humour

Jack Knox: Shifting U.S. policy has cigar sellers on edge

It was only a two-cruise-ship day Monday, and the big one, the 2,680-passenger Carnival Legend, didn’t even dock until 7:30 p.m.Saturday, when four …

Cuba

Ed Sheeran has unusual plans for his MBE

🐑<p>We already know that Ed Sheeran is getting an MBE – and now we know what he's going to be doing with it.<p>It involves a herd of sheep and a London …

Ed Sheeran

We should not hate it when fellow Scots succeed

Ignore the carpers, JK Rowling and Billy Connolly thoroughly deserve their honours<p>In a perjink Glasgow wine bar some years ago, a spirited discussion about Professor Sir Tom Devine’s contribution to Scotland almost led to violence. This being the city’s West End, the aggro reached its zenith with …

British Humour

Billy Connolly leads the way in Queen’s birthday honours list

Actor knighted in recognition of services to entertainment and charity, and is joined by Paul McCartney, JK Rowling and Delia Smith on the list<p>Arise Sir Big Yin: the famously foul-mouthed and anarchic comedian Billy Connolly, whose 75th year has already been marked with towering gable-end mural …

British Humour

Policeman killed in Westminster attack honoured by Queen

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Police officer Keith Palmer, who died protecting members of the public and parliament during an attack at Westminster, was given a posthumous award for bravery in Queen Elizabeth's annual birthday honours on Friday, Britain's Cabinet Office said.<p>The honours pay tribute to …

World News

The Queen's Birthday Honours: What are they and who's on the list?

The Queen's Birthday Honours list was released on Friday night, recognising more than 1,000 people for commitment to public service.<p>Those honoured this year include the policeman killed after confronting the Westminster attacker outside Parliament and the heroic passer-by stabbed trying to protect …

Royal Family

'Hairy rebel' pleased to be Sir Billy Connolly

<b>Scottish comedian Billy Connolly said he was "pleased and a little embarrassed" to get a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.</b><p>The 74-year-old Glaswegian said he did not know much about what it would mean.<p>The star told BBC Scotland: "It won't really dawn on me until Glasgow people start …

British Humour

J.K. Rowling And Paul McCartney Among Those Honoured On Queen's Birthday Honours

There's also nods for Julie Walters, Billy Connolly and Ed Sheeran.<p>J.K. Rowling and Paul McCartney have been made Companions of Honour in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.<p>20 years after receiving his knighthood, Sir Paul’s award is being upgraded for his services to music, while ‘Harry Potter’ …

J. K. Rowling

Queen's birthday honours 2017: Who will be going to Buckingham Palace to pick up a gong?

The Queen's Birthday Honours list for 2017 has been revealed - and 1,109 people have received an award this year including several famous names from …

Royal Family

Honours for hero police officer and pensioner

PC Keith Palmer, who was stabbed as he guarded the Houses of Parliament after terrorist Khalid Masood ran over dozens of pedestrians on Westminster …

UK News

'Hairy rebel' pleased to be Sir Billy Connolly

BBC Scotland news website<p><b>Scottish comedian Billy Connolly said he was "pleased and a little embarrassed" to get a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.</b><p>The 74-year-old Glaswegian said he did not know much about what it would mean.<p>The star told BBC Scotland: "It won't really dawn on me …

British Humour

Billy Connolly, Julie Walters and June Whitfield among famous faces in Queen's Birthday Honours list

The comedian received a knighthood while actresses June Whitfield and Julie Walters became Dames in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Royal Family

Arise, Sir Billy: Big Yin gets knighthood in honours list

<b>Billy Connolly has been given a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honour's List in recognition of his services to entertainment and charity.</b><p>The Big …

J K Rowling

Slain officer among those honoured by Queen

The video selected is not currently available.<p>A police officer killed during the Westminster terror attack and a pensioner who tried to save the MP …

Royal Family

Queen's Birthday Honours List: Hero Westminster PC Keith Palmer receives bravery medal as stars Billy Connolly, Julie Walters and Ed Sheeran honoured

The hero policeman who was stabbed to death as he protected Parliament from the Westminster terror attacker has received a bravery medal as part of …

Royal Family

The culture stars named in the Queen's Birthday Honours

Ed Sheeran has been awarded MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in the Queen's annual Birthday Honours List, for services …

Ed Sheeran

Policeman killed in Westminster attack honoured by Britain's Queen Elizabeth | Reuters

EDINBURGH Police officer Keith Palmer, who died protecting members of the public and parliament during an attack at Westminster, was given a …

Royal Family

PC Keith Palmer recognised in Queen's birthday honours list

The British policeman killed while defending parliament during a terror attack has been honoured by Queen Elizabeth II alongside Paul McCartney, …

British Empire

Queen's Birthday Honours: Arise Sir Billy Connolly as Paul McCartney, JK Rowling and Delia Smith given honours

Billy Connolly, the comedian, has been knighted in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours, as he ponders changing his name to Lancelot because "Sir Billy doesn't quite have the same ring" to it".<p>Sir Billy is joined on the honours list by JK Rowling, Sir Paul McCartney and Delia Smith, who have been …

Royal Family

Policeman killed in Westminster attack honored by Britain's Queen Elizabeth

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Police officer Keith Palmer, who died protecting members of the public and parliament during an attack at Westminster, was given a posthumous award for bravery in Queen Elizabeth's annual birthday honors on Friday, Britain's Cabinet Office said.<p>The honors pay tribute to those …

Royal Family

Birthday Honours: Billy Connolly is 'hairy, rebellious knight'

Billy Connolly has been awarded a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.<p>It is in recognition of the comedian's contribution to entertainment and to charity.<p>He said the news had made him very pleased - but wouldn't really sink in until people in Glasgow began to call him Sir Billy.

British Humour

JK Rowling, Ed Sheeran and David Walliams are named in the Queen's Birthday Honours

Billy Connolly is now a Sir and Julie Walters becomes a dame.<p>The Queen's Birthday Honours have been announced, and <b>JK Rowling</b>, <b>Ed Sheeran</b> and <b>David</b> …

J K Rowling

The Night Billy Connolly came to my show

Award-winning online Blog, running since 2004,<p>FIVE YEARS AGO IN NZ<p>I never thought I would ever write those words down in a blog but here I am. Let me …

British Humour

'My wife started chanting "off, off, off!"' – Jerry Seinfeld, Billy Connolly, and Amy Schumer reflect on the highs and lows of stand-up comedy

How many of us have thought about having a crack at stand-up comedy? I mean, how hard can it be, right?<p>Perhaps the best answer to that question comes from actor and stand-up comic Paul Provenza. "We're asking a room full of hundreds of people to have an involuntary physical response …

Comedy