Tall Tales and Wee Stories: The Best of Billy Connolly
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
'Connolly's raucous run through his life is as furious, funny and foul-mouthed as you'd expect' Sunday Times
In December 2018, after fifty years of belly-laughs, energy and outrage, Billy Connolly announced his retirement from live stand-up comedy. It had been an extraordinary career.
When he first started out in the late sixties, Billy...more
Connolly has put together his best "tall tales & wee stories" from a lifetime of stand up comedy. There are a few stories here that are new to me, but even the routines I know well still made me laugh out loud.
The stories all flow beautifully & so many ...more
Billy Connolly, is one of those comedians who everybody knows and loves, his innate honesty and sharp wit, have had audiences in stitches for five decades. I read this on the bus on the way to and from work and was giggling all the way there and back. The drivers must have thought I'd lost by mind. Highlights include a trip to Births Deaths and Marriages and a chapter on why multiple orgasms have put tremendous pressure on men and women have ...more
My first time seeing him on stage was in Bournemouth in the early 80s and some of the audience walking out!! He actually addressed me a couple of times cos he told some jokes that Glaswegians (or near enough) would REALLY get, so I was in hysterics and ...more
Full disclosure - I never had the pleasure of seeing Sir Connolly's standup in ...more
Billy Connolly is one of my all time favourite comedians. I've been watching him since I was little and this book is a well rounded experience for anything Connolly does.
At its heart, its a best of book but there's nothing wrong with that. Billy imparts his wisdom (and it is wisdom) through his life experiences and anecdotes, there's also some fresh stories, especially towards the end...
Well worth a read, had me in stitches throughout.
Retired from comedy due to Parkinson’s disease. Gives us a stand up gig in a book… and it’s beautifully funny haha.
If you like comedy then read this one.
If you are a fan of Billy, read this book, you will have a great laugh. (As always)
It is a collection of stories from his stage act over the years peppered with anecdotes on life, delivered in Billy's inimitable style!
If you like Billy you will know many of these stories but they lose nothing in the retelling!
This was such a wonderful collection of his tales and made me laugh out loud on multiple occasions. Definitely a 5 star read and would recommend to anyone who loves a giggle!