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Billy Connolly by Pamela StephensonThe inside story of the one of the most successful British stand-up comedians, as told by the person best qualified to reveal all about the man behind the comic, his wife of over 20 years – Pamela Stephenson.
Once in a lifetime, there strides upon the stage someone who can truly be called a legend. Such a person is the inimitable, timeless genius who is Billy Connolly. His effortlessly wicked whimsy has entranced, enthralled – and split the sides of – thousands upon thousands of adoring audiences.
And when he isnt doing that…hes turning in award-winning performances on film and television.
Hes the man who needs no introduction, and yet he is the ultimate enigma. From a troubled and desperately poor childhood in the docklands of Glasgow he is now the intimate of household names the world over.
How did this happen, who is the real Billy Connolly? Only one person can answer that question: his wife, Pamela Stephenson. Pamela’s writing combines the very personal with a frank objectivity that makes for a compelling, moving and hugely entertaining biography. This is the real Billy Connolly.
This genre-defining book is now re-released for a new generation of comedy fans, with a stunning package and a new Foreword from the author. Pamela’s vision of Billy is as true now as it ever was – as groundbreaking, as moving and as laugh-out-loud funny – and here she brings the book fully into its context, as one of the most influential biographies ever written.
WATCH: Billy Connolly had everyone in stitches by making jokes about his ill health
Men of the Year. Simply the stand-up by whom all others are judged. Michael McIntyre explains how the comedians' comedian is still going strong and finding the humour in everything. Billy Connolly has always helped me - he helped me to become a comedian and he helps me when I get slightly confused about what I'm supposed to be doing. He can make anything funny. He gets laughs out of every story.
In the immortal words of Billy Connolly "before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes. After that who cares? You're a mile away and have his shoes! Rather than shy away from discussing his ill health, Connolly has continued to do his shows in spite of it. During the documentary, Connolly revealed how he copes with the illness: "When I'm in front of people performing I don't give it much attention, I perform in spite of it. Throughout the show, various different people described just how much Connolly's comedy means to them on a personal level. Here's DavidTennant speaking about being star struck on meeting Billy Connolly.
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By Emma Brown. Since leaving school as a teenager, Connolly has been a welder, a folk singer, a comedian, and a BAFTA-nominated actor. I used to live there and I know a lot of people there. I did Carnegie Hall 20 years ago. Or the Allman Brothers. It happens to me very quickly. It used to take all night because I would drink and smoke and carouse.