Billy Connolly

Trivia and Quotes

Quotes (38)

  • Billy: The human race has been set up. Someone, somewhere, is playing a practical joke on us. Apparently, women need to feel loved to have sex. Men need to have sex to feel loved. How do we ever get started?

  • Billy: Pat and Mick went up the stick and couldna get doon for skelfs. Rough translation: Patrick and Michael climbed up a tree, but couldn't get down because of the splinters.

  • Billy: I'm very big in Australia, New Zealand, Britain, Canada and America. It's nice. I have a lovely life, and actually it pays better than the movies. Well, it doesn't pay better than Tom Cruise in the movies. But it pays better than I get. I get bus fare compared to these guys.

  • Billy: I don't have wild dogs chasing people with scripts away from my door. I get my share. I've done okay. But I usually do independent stuff because that's mostly what I'm offered.

  • Billy: I loved Japan. I used to read a lot about it when I was a child. And I always wanted to go. And it was delightful. I absolutely loved it. What a smashing place.

  • Billy: Ally MacLeod thinks that tactics are a new kind of mint.

  • Billy: American sex shops are the most bizarre. They sell these inflatable dolls, but they also sell just the head -- supposedly for people to drive along the highway with.

  • Billy: I don't believe in angels, no. . . . But I do have a wee parking angel. It's on my dashboard and you wind it up. The wings flap and it's supposed to give you a parking space. It's worked so far.

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Trivia (11)

  • A portrait of Billy was commissioned to mark his 60th birthday, painted by renowned Scottish painter, John Byrne.

  • As of 2008, Billy lives in New York with his wife and children.

  • Billy features in the Top 100 wealthiest on the Vocational Rich List; the list of people who have made their fortune with only on-the-job qualifications.

  • Billy met with a young fan in Dublin, as a result of the Share a Dream Foundation ... Janice Burke suffers from Cri-du- Chat Syndrome, and came to the National Theatre in Dublin to meet Billy.

  • Billy contributed a Doodle to the National Doodle Campaign (2008), which auctions off celebrity doodles for charity (The Neurofibromatosis Association).

  • In September 2005, Billy announced he was returning to live in his native Scotland, after residing in the United States for some years.

  • American audiences are generally unfamiliar with Billy's musical accomplishments, since he all but eliminated the songs from his act before he became popular in North America. An exception to this was his guest appearance on "Pearl" in which he sang one of his old songs, "I Wish I Was in Glasgow", in a duet with Malcolm McDowell.

  • In a poll conducted by (channel) Five, Billy was voted 'Britain's Favourite Comedian'. He topped the poll ahead of John Cleese, Ronnie Barker, Dawn French and Peter Cook.

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