Billy Connolly

Billy Connolly

75 of Billy Connolly’s best jokes, one-liners and quips

Billy Connolly, known affectionately in his native Scotland as “The Big Yin”, celebrated his 75th birthday last week.

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Billy Connolly inducted into Scottish music 'hall of fame'

Legendary entertainer Sir Billy Connolly is to be inducted into a Scottish music "hall of fame" in his home city next month.

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The BBC gave the incorrect answer to a question regarding Billy Connolly.

BBC admits blunder over Billy Connolly’s banana boots

The BBC has admitted they ‘slipped up’ after Jeremy Paxman gave the incorrect answer to a question on University Challenge about who made Billy Connolly’s big banana boots.

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Billy Connolly awarded knighthood ahead of his 75th birthday

Billy Connolly has been given a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in a landmark year that will see him hit the milestone age of 75.

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Billy Connolly receives honorary degree from Strathclyde

Sir Billy Connolly has received yet another honorary degree despite joking the closest he got to university “was to deliver coal”.

The last of the murals to be unveiled was designed by John Byrne. Picture: BBC

Final Billy Connolly birthday mural unveiled in Glasgow

SCOTS comedy legend Billy Connolly has been honoured with a third giant mural in his home city of Glasgow.

Billy Connolly. Picture: PA Wire

Billy Connolly honoured with second giant mural in Glasgow

The legendary Scots comic is being honoured in a very special way by his home city.


Billy Connolly honoured for ‘outstanding contribution’ to TV

Scottish comedy legend Billy Connolly has been honoured for his “outstanding contribution” to the nation’s TV industry.

Glasgow & Strathclyde
Billy Connolly outside Buckingham Palace in 1974. He shot to fame with jokes about jobbies and the Crucifixion, which had previously been considered no-go areas. Picture: Getty Images

Aidan Smith: Still in awe of the Big Yin

Billy Connolly started out mentioning the unmentionable and he’s still at it, says Aidan Smith

An ITV tribute to Billy Connolly's career will be broadcast this week. Picture: Contributed

Billy Connolly removed from school records over ‘blasphemy’

Billy Connolly was scratched from his old school’s records and branded blasphemous by its teachers when he became famous, a new TV tribute to the star has revealed.


Billy Connolly: ‘Illness has robbed me of the things I love most’

Billy Connolly has spoken of his battle with Parkinson’s and revealed he can no longer play the instrument that made him famous.

Candacraig House in Strathdon, Aberdeenshire. The arts works went missing from a lodge in the estate grounds in 2001.

Couple charged with art theft from Billy Connolly estate

A couple have appeared in court accused of the alleged theft of two paintings from Billy Connolly’s Aberdeenshire estate 15 years ago.

Aberdeen & North East
Billy Connolly will be performing three shows in the States this year Picture: Ian Georgeson

Billy Connolly on long-standing jokes with Paul McCartney

BILLY Connolly has told how he and Paul McCartney play jokes on each other by sending Christmas cards months after the festive period.

Pamela Stephenson and Billy Connolly. Picture: Getty Images

Billy Connolly’s wife opens up on Big Yin’s Parkinson’s disease

BILLY CONNOLLY’S wife, Pamela Stephenson, has opened up about the comedian’s Parkinson’s disease, saying that the Big Yin is now making light of the degenerative condition.

Billy Connolly. Picture: Ian Watson

Joke of the week: Billy Connolly on having peely-wally skin

“I’m actually pale blue: it takes me a week of sunbathing to turn white.”

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Scotmoji to be launched

New Scotmoji App to be launched and include Scottish Saltire

For tech-savvy Scots, it is a new way of showing national pride, humour and contrariness to the online world.

Billy Connolly. Picture: PA

Joke of the week: Billy Connolly and Scottish weather

“There are two seasons in Scotland: June and Winter.”

Billy Connolly arriving at the National Television Awards 2016. Picture: PA

Billy Connolly honoured with NTA special recognition award

Downton Abbey, the upstairs downstairs tale of intrigue and romance in a bygone era, bowed out in gracious style by scooping the prestigious best drama category at the 2016 National Television Awards.

TV & Radio

Candacraig, once a holiday getaway for Billy Connolly, becomes a home

Candacraig, the historic former holiday home of Billy Connolly and Pamela Stephenson, turned out to be the perfect fit for the Lino family

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