He’s run around Piccadilly Circus stark naked for charity, somehow managed to steal the screen from the legendary Dame Judi Dench, sold out tours across the globe, been awarded the BAFTA Scotland Award for Outstanding Achievement in Television and Film and starred in Disney’s box office hit, ‘Brave’.
The ‘big yin’ as he is fondly known as will be performing at the iconic venue, famed for its comedic offerings, as part of his High Horse Tour, which starts in Canada next month.
Connolly actually began his career as a folk singer in the 1960’s as a member of a band called ‘The Humblebums’, for which he played the banjo and guitar. However, he soon realised his talent for making the audience laugh with his jokes in between songs and soon realised that this was a path he should follow.
Since the early 1970’s, Connolly has become one of the most admired and influential names in comedy and film, with fellow Glaswegian Kevin Bridges referring to him as a personal inspiration.
Connolly will be making his return to London following the Canadian leg of his High Horse Tour, and this is going to be the comedy event of the year, if not decade.
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