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
Full disclosure - I never had the pleasure of seeing Sir Connolly's standup in ...more
CYNICAL, HALF-HEARTED RECYCLED CASH IN!
Imagine one of your favourite bands or singers who had been recording music for around half a century, decided to put those songs in book form without any hint of the music at all. You would rightly be confused by the move. Beyond the cash generating aspect, what would be the point?...Well that is basically what Connolly has done here.
The main problem with this book is that almost all of it has appeared in at least one, sometimes two previous books and a ...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
This book recounts many of the tales he has used in his stage shows over the years. So as a fan from his first double album 'Solo Concert' recorded in 1974, many of the stories were familiar to me. And for that reason only, did I not give this book the full 5 star rating.
But there are still some priceless tales in here that will make you laugh out loud - especially if as Billy suggests at the start, you read the ...more
I did wonder if this was hand to someone who had never seen any of his stand up if they would ...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.