Billy Connolly and fans mark his five decades in comedy in this brand new one-hour special featuring classic clips alongside new performance footage, fan revelations, and star stories, plus a brand-new interview with the man himself.
Billy Connolly has been making us laugh for 50 years. He is beloved across generations for his anarchic, life-affirming humour and the unique bond he has with his audience.
The one-hour special Billy Connolly & Me rewinds his classic stand-up moments, alongside new and unseen performance footage.
Fans of all ages from around the globe share their extraordinary stories about how Billy has amused, inspired and influenced them, while famous fans including Dame Judi Dench, David Tennant, Andy Murray, Eric Idle, Armando Iannucci and Sir Elton John share personal memories.
Stand-up comedians Peter Kay and Adam Hills reveal how Billy inspired their comic careers. Billy’s wife Pamela Stephenson, no comedy slouch herself, talks about life with Billy from their Florida home.
We also hear from Billy’s public – from students to pensioners, from Scotland to Qatar – telling heartening, emotional tales of how Billy helped them find love, give birth, change career, tackle obstacles and even come to terms with their disabilities.
These video diary-style anecdotes sprinkled throughout the film, provide an intimate counterpoint to a major new interview with Billy Connolly himself, recording his reaction to the fans’ stories, along with reflections on such topics as turning swearing into an art form and the underestimated power of laughter.
Looking back on the great man’s wild 50-year career, Billy Connolly & Me is full of laughter, tears and unforgettable moments, hailing Billy’s influence on those who have come into his orbit.
BILLY CONNOLLY & ME premieres Monday 7.30pm on Seven