From the days when he still had red hair and was rising to the peak of his career, this is one of Billy's legendary early performances. The culmination of a marathon British tour that ... See full summary »
The 'Big Yin' performs in front of a live audience for the first time in three years, and the result is captured on this video. The concert footage is taken from two gigs (one in London, ... See full summary »
Billy Connolly's pathologically devoted fans have helped make him the best-selling comedian around the world. In this raucous special taped in New York, Billy Connolly brings his uncensored, uncut and unpredictable stand-up to the U.S.
Highlights from the Big Yin's 2002 stage tour of Belfast, Newcastle, London, Cardiff, Sheffield and Manchester - and, in particular, Dublin. Topics include the horrors of a prostrate ... See full summary »
Billy Connolly's most requested comedy clips - in addition to his first live TV performance. Billy is universally recognised as the master of observational humour, and here we see the comic... See full summary »
Billy Connolly mixes travelogue with coarse stand up humour in his popular TV show 'Billy Connolly's World Tour of Scotland'. In 'Live at the Usher Hall, Edinburgh', he relies solely on his... See full summary »
Highlights from Billy Connolly's concerts at London's Cambridge Theater, though the footage of Connolly appears seamless in content.
Director David Mallet often over-edits the different camera angles of Connolly, and the audience coverage is minimal - it also includes pre-performance foyer footage and that of a card trickster.
Connolly mixes anecdotes with extended jokes, and while his skill as an impersonator of attitude and body language is funny, his material is lowbrow eg the Glasgow Sewerage Worker, Lovely Raquel the blow-up sex toy. He also plays the guitar and yell-sings Oh! Andrew, a ditty about a "welly boot". The best of the night is his description of a drunken party, where he uses accumulation of character to amusing effect.
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