I Like Billy Connolly

He's so funny as a comedian! and seems a nice person to! Very unique 29 People

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    He's so funny. I especially love how he cracks up at himself or just loses it trying to tell a story. He's more of a storyteller than a comedian. I was just thinking about him because my daughter and I spent a few hours watching videos of his stand-up after seeing him in Boondock...
    DisorderlyCyn DisorderlyCyn
    41-45, F
    Nov 24, 2012

    Religious sincerity

    I was looking for something else, but found this instead.  It's one of my favourite Connolly moments ever.  "What, Baby Jesus!!?"  
    TheNakedPoet TheNakedPoet
    46-50, M
    Jan 11, 2011

    An audience with Billy Connolly 01 ("**** off," he hinted)

    When I was about twelve or so, I had a small black and white TV in my room in Aberdeen. It was one of those ones with the dial - I had to turn it to get a channel and fiddle with it to get the best quality reception. I loved that TV.  It was a refuge - a place to go where I...
    TheNakedPoet TheNakedPoet
    46-50, M
    8 Responses Jan 8, 2011

    An audience with Billy Connolly 07 (Parties)

    I remember these parties.  Being a kid, sitting in the background and watching the family get drunk.  Bewildered and confused, but still loving them.  They weren't for kids, though.  Not at all.  We might have been observers, but we weren't really involved.  Today, children...
    TheNakedPoet TheNakedPoet
    46-50, M
    7 Responses Jan 8, 2011

    An audience with Billy Connolly 12 (National anthem)

    And so... sadly... we come to the end of the show.  This bit always makes me wonder if he's met Pamela Stephenson yet.  I'm sure he has.  And he makes references to vegetarianism earlier in the show.  That's not exactly conclusive, but it does suggest that his self...
    TheNakedPoet TheNakedPoet
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Jan 8, 2011

    An audience with Billy Connolly 02 (Territorials)

    I still hadn't got to grips with what I was watching by this point, but I was really starting to enjoy it. Then he started making references to other comedians and I got that completely. He was also talking about stuff that was vaguely familiar to me, although I didn't have a lot...
    TheNakedPoet TheNakedPoet
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Jan 8, 2011

    An audience with Billy Connolly 05 (Lies and adverts)

    I'm not entirely convinced that we're getting the entire show, here. It's like there's gaps between some of the installments. Pity. I haven't had my first grey pube, yet. I don't exactly go scrutinising for them, but I'm sure I'd have spotted them if they'd turned up. So... now...
    TheNakedPoet TheNakedPoet
    46-50, M
    7 Responses Jan 8, 2011

    An audience with Billy Connolly 09 (Australia)

    Everybody in Scotland has, at some point, described themselves as "windswept and interesting." This is where that phrase comes from. This sort of reminds me of the story about the captain of the English cricket team complaining to the captain of the Australian team.  One of the...
    TheNakedPoet TheNakedPoet
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jan 8, 2011

    An audience with Billy Connolly 06 (Incontinence knickers)

     Anyway... adverts. I was in Florida a couple of years ago and I saw blankets with sleeves being advertised. It just reminded me of this part of Connolly's show and I luxuriated in that sense of "only in America" sanctimonious response. Well, we've caught up. They're over here...
    TheNakedPoet TheNakedPoet
    46-50, M
    6 Responses Jan 8, 2011

    A wee beige jobby

    This isn't the clip I was looking for, but it'll do.  I wanted the one about the jobby wheecher.  That's a classic. 
    TheNakedPoet TheNakedPoet
    46-50, M
    Jan 8, 2011

    The Hairy Brain

    TG laughed at the "marble pouch" comment in a different Connolly posting, so I promised to follow it up with the "hairy bran" comparison. 
    TheNakedPoet TheNakedPoet
    46-50, M
    Jan 11, 2011

    An audience with Billy Connolly 03 (Sex)

    And I sort of discovered Connolly at the right time. I was just starting to think about this topic myself. It was round about the time I first wanked off, anyway. Also, at this point... suddenly it became very familiar to me.  Holidays in Aberdeen?  I actually lived there.  I...
    TheNakedPoet TheNakedPoet
    46-50, M
    5 Responses Jan 8, 2011

    An audience with Billy Connolly 10 (Parents)

    Connolly's parents... this is a very loaded topic.  I definitely won't get into the details here, but there's a lot more background to this.  Some of his other stories - particularly about his dad - are disturbingly familiar to me, but still very funny.  
    TheNakedPoet TheNakedPoet
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jan 8, 2011

    An audience with Billy Connolly 08 (Capering)

    Tenements are vertical villages. Again, I didn't experience every little detail of the kind of thing Connolly described here. We always had indoor lavvies, but I've known people who lived in places where there was just one lavvy for the entire stair. Still... I definitely get...
    TheNakedPoet TheNakedPoet
    46-50, M
    15 Responses Jan 8, 2011

    An audience with Billy Connolly 04 (Religion)

    Back then, the weather forecasters still had magnets that they'd stick to the map. I kind of miss those. It's much more high-tech now, and I wonder why. It's not necessary. Listen carefully and you'll hear my name in there. Part of "the surname clan". At that point, we had a TV...
    TheNakedPoet TheNakedPoet
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jan 8, 2011

    An audience with Billy Connolly 11 (Hair)

    This may well be one of the abiding reasons that I like Connolly so much.  He was the first person I had ever heard of who expressed an affinity with the people that I was fascinated by myself.  Everybody else I knew viewed them with beady eyed suspicion (and Scotland is a...
    TheNakedPoet TheNakedPoet
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jan 8, 2011
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