A BAFTA tribute celebrating the career of Billy Connolly.
Billy Connolly delivers his special brand of stand-up comedy and abrasive humour in front of a celebrity audience.
Billy Connolly's sensational show "Was It Something I Said?" was filmed in Adelaide on the Australian leg of his sell out 2006 World Tour. This recording captures comedy legend Billy at his brilliant, inspirational, hilariously funny best.
Celebrating Billy Connolly's 75th birthday and 50 years in the business, three Scottish artists - John Byrne, Jack Vettriano and Rachel MacLean - each create a new portrait of the Big Yin. As he sits with each artist, Billy talks about his remarkable life and career which has taken him from musician and pioneering stand-up to Hollywood star and national treasure.
WORLD TOUR COLLECTION, SCOTLAND : A celebration of Scotland seen through the eyes of that country's foremost comedian.
Highlights from Pick of Billy Connolly concerts.
Fans from around the globe share anecdotes about how Billy Connolly inspired them, with contributions from Judi Dench, David Tennant, Andy Murray, Elton John and Peter Kay
Filmed during Billy's record breaking twenty two night run at London's famous Hammersmith Apollo.
WORLD TOUR COLLECTION, AUSTRALIA : Travelling on a custom made Harley Davidson trike through Australia.
The very best of Billy Connolly's stand up comedy, from 30 years of performances around the world!
Sheer brilliance. Billy Connolly's razor-sharp mixture of bewildered surrealism and ultra-perceptive observational comedy is showcased here. If you're not pained with laughter at the routines on football, swimming and cookbooks, something vital has been removed from your brain. Buy it - it's better therapy than the stuff you get in clinics.
Billy Connolly is one of the most successful and popular British comedians of all time. The UK press, churchmen, politicians and conservative thinkers everywhere may criticise his language and subject matter but there can be no disputing that Billy has brought more pleasure and laughter to more people than any other living person..............After three decades touring the U.S.A., this is Billy Connolly's first concert filmed in America. It was filmed in New York's Town Hall in February 2005.
The legend returns in his ‘High Horse Tour’! Connolly's one of the all time greats of stand-up. Without him, modern comedy would look very different indeed. Even at the age of 72, the legendary Scot has a wild, manic energy, and is still as sharp as ever.
Billy Connolly: Live in Dublin 2002 presents highlights from the Big Yin's 2002 stage tour. The program is divided in two, the first part offering an hour from his Dublin show, the second delivering 45 minutes of highlights from eight other performances. Now 60, age has not withered Connolly--even if, as he is fond of reminding us, his pubic hair has turned grey--and his restless energy, enthusiasm, casual obscenity, and anger is as intense as ever. And, of course, very, very funny. Whether talking about the horrors of a prostate examination or reminiscing about his youth, Connolly has the audience in hysterics.
WORLD TOUR COLLECTION, ENGLAND, IRELAND & WALES : From Dublin to Plymouth.
WORLD TOUR COLLECTION, NEW ZEALAND. Billy's extraordinary journey covers the length & breadth of New Zealand.
This 90 minute recording is excerpts of 45 minutes each from Billy Connolly's live appearances in London and Glasgow in 1997. Topics include; The Irish, Limousine Service, fat people, "toffs", mad cow disease, Ageing and shouting.
HBO stand up comedy presents Whoopi Goldberg and Billy Connolly
Stand up comedy from Billy Connolly filmed live in Brisbane in 1999, plus a compilation of highlights from his many live performances over the years.
Concert from 1995 filmed during Billy's World Tour Of Scotland TV series , Live At The Usher Hall - Edinburgh.
Billy Connolly: Journey to the Edge of the World is a four-part documentary series produced by ITV Studios, presented by Scottish comedian and actor Billy Connolly. In the summer of 2008 Connolly travels from Halifax, Nova Scotia on the Canadian Atlantic coast through the notorious Northwest Passage to Vancouver Island on the Canadian Pacific coast. On the way he meets the people living there, participates in their cultures, and enjoys the nature and wildlife. The series started airing on ITV on 19 February 2009 and on Seven Network in Australia in April 2009. The DVD-release of all four episodes and a bonus feature was on 16 March 2009.
Billy Connolly's Route 66 is a British documentary television series presented by Billy Connolly. It focused on his travels along the famous United States highway Route 66. The series, which consisted of four episodes, was shown on the British television network ITV. The first episode aired at 9pm on 15 September 2011.
Billy Connolly takes to the rails for a six thousand mile trip through the backyard of America.
Billy Connolly's World Tour of Australia is the second in a line of ‘world tours’ that follow comedian Billy Connolly on his various travels across the globe. Filmed over four months in 1995, Connolly takes the viewer on a scenic and informative tour of Australia, a country he first visited in the 1970s, intercut with scenes from his stand-up comedy act at various venues around the country. The tour takes in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Darwin, Alice Springs and Fraser Island. On the way, Connolly also experiences and demonstrates several Australian customs, traditions, and attractions, including swimming with the dolphins in Perth, eating a pie floater in Adelaide, and visiting several museums and galleries, most of which feature some form of Aboriginal art. The DVD box-set of the series, released in 2004, contains two discs, each featuring four episodes of the tour. The opening titles feature an Aboriginal man playing a didgeridoo in the foreground, while in the background Connolly drives his Harley-Davidson trike towards and past the camera. The first disc focuses mainly on the southeastern coast of Australia, with Connolly visiting such places as Melbourne, Sydney and Newcastle, while the second disc focuses on Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane and rural Australia.
The first of Billy Connolly's (thus far) four "world tours" — originally broadcast by the BBC in the winter of 1994. It involved his touring around his homeland of Scotland for 54 nights during the spring of 1994, beginning in Greenock and visiting cities and towns and performing live on stage to audiences. However, this, like all his other tours, involved more than just shows: he visited numerous places of historic and scenic value, as well as some places that resonate with his own upbringing. The series was dedicated "with much love and thanks to the people of Scotland".
Billy Connolly is back with the fourth in his massively popular World Tour series. This time Billy journey's to the other side of the globe to New Zealand, a country he has been visiting since the 1970s and of which he is immensely fond. Billy's extraordinary journey covers the length and breadth of New Zealand and is mixed with the best of his comedy from sell-out shows around the country.Filmed in 2004 during the first leg of his Too Old To Die Young Tour this series is a stunning journey around New Zealand's two islands from the Southern-most tip to the far north where the Tasman Sea meets the Pacific. Along the way Billy takes in Maori traditions, sand paintings, whale-watching, a 90 mile beach and much more to give us a fascinating insight into the spectacular scenery, culture and people of this amazing country.
Billy Connolly's World Tour of England, Ireland and Wales is the third of Scottish comedian Billy Connolly's "world tours" commissioned by the BBC. It was first aired in 2002, and was released on DVD in 2004, with three episodes on disc one and the remaining five on disc two.