Billy Connolly

Glasgow Is About To Be Taken Over By 50ft Billy Connollys

To celebrate the comedian's 75th birthday<p>As one of Glasgow's favourite sons, comedian Billy Connolly is used to being worshipped around the Scottish …

British Humour

Glasgow murals mark Billy Connolly's birthday

Comedian Billy Connolly's 75 birthday is to be celebrated with three huge murals which will be on public display in his home city of Glasgow.<p>The 50ft (16m) high art works were commissioned as part of a BBC programme to mark the occasion.<p>The murals will be created from original works by Scottish …

British Humour

BBC - BBC Scotland - Lost Scotland: The ‘ghost village’ of Polphail

This woman's job is making sure that the children at the hospice in Balloch have fun<p>The strange experiment by James IV on the island of Inchkeith in the Firth of Forth<p>Scots who were honoured abroad for their achievements in the form of a stamp<p>The new state-of-the-art superhospital, the Queen …

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Billy Connolly mocks his own Parkinson's disease by playing Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On on stage

Billy Connolly has said he does not pay much attention to his diagnosis with Parkinson's disease while he is performing - and chooses to mock his symptoms by playing Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On.<p>The Scottish comedian was diagnosed with the degenerative disease three years ago, but said he continues …

British Humour

Billy Connolly & Me: A Celebration was a hilarious reminder of his ‘comedy legend’ status

ITV’s Billy Connolly & Me: A Celebration served as a hilarious reminder of the comedians talents, going down a storm with viewers.<p>Dragon's Den names …

Comedy

Billy Connolly opens up about living with Parkinson's: 'A sense of humour is absolutely essential'

'Sometimes I get kind of dark about it.'<p>Billy Connolly has opened up about living with Parkinson's disease, saying that the one thing he relies on to …

British Humour

Billy Connolly Says Parkinson's Has 'Drawn Him Closer' To Wife Pamela Stephenson

'It’s a pleasant thing to lose the strong guy. You don’t need it. So it’s nicer.'<p>Billy Connolly has opened up about living with Parkinson’s disease, admitting that growing more reliant on wife Pamela Stephenson has actually helped them grow closer.<p>The legendary comedian first shared his Parkinson’s …

Marriage

Billy Connolly opens up about living with Parkinson's: "A sense of humour is absolutely essential"

"Sometimes I get kind of dark about it."<p>Billy Connolly has opened up about living with Parkinson's disease, saying that the one thing he relies on to …

British Humour

Billy Connolly reveals ‘dark’ days as he says Parkinson’s has forced him to rely on his wife for support

Billy Connolly has spoken openly about living with Parkinson’s disease and how he has become dependent on his wife as he admits it’s quite ‘pleasant …

British Humour

Billy Connolly on his desire to return to the stage with Parkinson's: 'I'll have to see how this medicine works out'

Billy Connolly has revealed he is relying on a first course of Parkinson’s medication to allow him to perform on stage again as his condition steadily worsens.<p>The 74-year-old comedian only recently started taking drugs to control his tremors, which he says are present throughout his waking …

British Humour

Never-before-seen footage of Billy Connolly to be shown in comedian’s new show Billy & Me

<b>Billy Connolly’s five-decade career in comedy will be celebrated in a brand new television special with never-before seen footage, touching anecdotes</b> …

Comedy

The British At 'Their Finest': How A Nation Kept Calm And Carried On

<i>Their Finest</i> is a film within a film about making wartime movies in Britain. Bill Nighy stars as an aging matinee idol, unhappy that he's been cast in an older role. Gemma Arterton plays a young copywriter — the script department's secret weapon.<p>It's during the Blitz, and they're tasked with making …

British Humour

Tears and cheers for brave, frail Billy Connolly

The Scottish comedy legend of stand-up, movies and TV, diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2013, continues to work and raise funds for charity.<p>He …

British Humour

Family history comes alive in Finland

<i>Our readers share tales of their ramblings around the world.</i><p><b>Who:</b> Kerry Korpi (the author) and her husband, Nathan Seppa, both of Silver Spring, Md.<p><b>Where, when, why:</b> We went to Finland for three weeks, from mid-February to early March. We are from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where many Finnish …

British Humour

‘I’ve got Parkinson’s and cancer’: Frail Billy Connolly continues to help others with emotional Comic Relief speech

Billy Connolly is one of the highlights of Comic Relief, year in and year out, and this year was no different.<p>Viewers' shock as Vic Reeves shows …

British Humour

Frail-looking Billy Connolly moves viewers to tears with heartfelt appeal for Comic Relief

Beloved comedian Billy Connolly left viewers in tears as he made a heartfelt appeal for donations on Comic Relief.<p>The 74-year-old was speaking about …

British Humour

Talent agent Gene Parseghian dies at 72

Longtime Gotham talent agent Gene Parseghian, who repped stars including Daniel Day Lewis, Eddie Redmayne, Olympia Dukakis, and Kathleen Turner, died …

Entertainment

Gene Parseghian Dies: Manager Of Eddie Redmayne, Kit Harington Was 72

Gene Parseghian, the co-founder of New York’s Parseghian Planco management and production company who managed the careers of Daniel Day-Lewis, Eddie …

Eddie Redmayne

Sick comedian Billy Connolly leaves viewers in tears after plea on BBC's Let's Sing and Dance for Comic Relief

"I've got cancer and Parkinson's and I definitely need a haircut."<p>Amid all the singing and dancing of <i>Let's Sing and Dance for Comic Relief</i> on …

Entertainment

Let's Sing Dance viewers in tears as 'deteriorating' Billy Connolly makes heartfelt plea

The comedian looked almost unrecognisable as he appeared on screen sporting long hair to ask viewers to give a few pounds to charity.<p>He introduced …

Entertainment

Advice for Pippa Middleton: 100 funny jokes and quotes about love and marriage

Comedy

Top tips on how to improve your memory and train your brain

Most of us can lose our train of thought midway through a sentence but when you’re a stand-up comic, it can spell disaster – as comedian Billy …

The Brain

7 stars you'd forgotten had their own sitcoms

Mainly because they're mostly terrible.<p>Telly presenting – tough job. Looks easy, is actually incredibly difficult. Sitcom star – tough job. Looks …

TV

Ten of the best quotes from Scottish comedians

The Scottish sense of humour is renowned for being one of the most unique anywhere in the world.<br>In fact, Scotland has produced some of the world’s …

Comedy

Six Nations City Guides: 8 great pubs n' pit-stops in Edinburgh!

Edinburgh boasts the prince of city centres, and it's the host city for the first game of Ireland's 2017 campaign.

Scotland

It's Burns Night: what is it that makes Scottish comedians so funny?

As suppers are held for Robert Burns’ birthday, here’s a toast to the standups of Scotland whose attitudes and accents are perfectly suited to comedy<p>When I saw Scottish standup Scott Gibson last summer, his show felt as if it was extra funny purely because Gibson is Glaswegian. As if you get free …

Comedy

A side-by-side comparison of the movie and TV versions of 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' reveals one huge difference

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p><b>• Filmmaker Matt Skuta made a video comparing the movie and TV adaptations of "A Series of Unfortunate Events."</b><b><br>• The video shows a stark contrast to the movie adaptation from 2004.<br>• In particular, it highlights the diverse cast of the Netflix adaptation.</b><p>When Netflix adapted …

Netflix

Dying Laughing Might Be the Comedy Documentary My Fractured Sanity Requires

There has been precious little laugh about in the past year, so when I watched the trailer for <i>Dying Laughing</i>, I was initially unsure what was …

Comedy

The 10 most memorable comedy gigs of 2016 : Features 2016 : Chortle : The UK Comedy Guide

10. Groundhog Day<p><b>Old Vic Theatre, London, July</b><p>Of course this was memorable… they rerun the same scenes so often it's bound to stick in the mind. But …

Comedy

Jimmy Barnes channels Billy Connolly in Perth over 150 wonderful minutes

You know you’ve been to a pretty good gig when the songs of your youth are redefined.<p>That is just what this old Cold Chisel fan is feeling right now …

Music