ENTERTAINMENT: Comedy legend Billy Connolly returns to Bournemouth

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Hailed as the UK’s most influential comedian of all time, voted best comedian of all time by the UK’s Channel 4, and included as one of the Huffington Post’s favourite UK comedians.

Billy Connolly is a stand-up comedian, actor, musician, TV presenter and artist. After an apprenticeship as a welder in his hometown of Glasgow, he became a professional performer in 1962, forming The Humblebums band with Gerry Rafferty, before pursuing a solo career as a comedian.

Aside from starring in numerous films and TV series, Billy has toured worldwide continuously for the last 50 years, performing to an audience of over 10,000,000. Billy was awarded a CBE in 2003, was given the Freedom of the City of Glasgow in 2010, and was named Britain’s most influential stand-up comic in 2012.

Perhaps best known for his moving performance as the loyal servant John Brown in the highly acclaimed Mrs. Brown, Connolly’s other film credits include Gulliver’s Travels, The X-Files: I Want to Believe, Fido, Garfield 2, Lemony Snicket: A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Last Samurai and Timeline.

On television, Billy featured in Head of the Class, which was later spun off into his own series, Billy Connolly has also made various television guest appearances, most notably in the U.S. series House M.D as well as Columbo, Third Rock From The Sun and Veronica’s Closet.

He hosted Billy Connolly’s World Tour of Scotland, a six-part series documenting a tour of his homeland, a theme continued later in his World Tours of New Zealand, Australia and England, Ireland and Wales. Billy has hosted television series Journey to the Edge of the World and Route 66, as well as other specials such as Pale Blue Scottish Person, A Scot in the Arctic, The bigger picture and An Audience with Billy Connolly. More recently he has presented the two-part series Billy Connolly’s Big Send Off.

Billy is now also recognised as an artist, as original artwork by Billy has been displayed in various exhibitions throughout the UK since 2012.

His High Horse Tour 2016 is coming to the Bournemouth International Centre on Monday 28 &Tuesday 29 November 2016. 

Book tickets online with BH Live Tickets here.

 

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