Billy Connolly: 15 iconic photos of The Big Yin

Now 76 years old, Billy Connolly has now been entertaining Scotland and the world for half a century

Connolly with a carnation between his teeth during an interview in Edinburgh, August 1980

Here, we look back on 50 years of laughs with 15 classic photos of The Big Yin.

London, July 1974

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Strathdon, August 2000
London, December 2003
London, October 2012
Glasgow, July 2006
Los Angeles, December 2003
Sydney, 1999
New York City, February 2013
London, December 1979
He also once joked on stage, There's nothing better than a fight, especially when you're watching it from a safe place. You can yell encouragement! Hit him with the left, he's a big Jessie!
Century City, Los Angeles
Edinburgh, 1982
Glasgow, June 2017
Glasgow, June 2017
March 1984