Connolly with a carnation between his teeth during an interview in Edinburgh, August 1980
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Los Angeles, December 2003 New York City, February 2013 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