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Sir Billy Connolly To Sign Off From Illustrious Stand-Up Career In ‘Uplifting And Emotional’ TV Special

Written by on November 11, 2020

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Sir Billy Connolly To Sign Off From Illustrious Stand-Up Career In ‘Uplifting And Emotional’ TV Special


Sir Billy Connolly is set to sign off from his stand-up career with an upcoming TV special. 

The legendary Scottish comic will look back at his decades in comedy, after announcing he would be retiring from performing. 

Sir Billy, who is living with Parkinson’s Disease, will be joined by a host of famous faces in ITV’s Billy Connolly: It’s Been A Pleasure, which is set to air over the winter months. 

Billy Connolly is retiring from stand-up comedy

He has filmed scenes from his home in the Florida Keys for the show, which will also feature his greatest stand-up moments and unseen performance footage. 

Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John, Sir Lenny Henry, Dustin Hoffman, Russell Brand, Whoopi Goldberg, Aisling Bea and Sheridan Smith will also share their memories of Sir Billy’s comedy career. 

There will also be unique new insights from the woman who knows Billy best – his wife Pamela Stephenson.

ITV said of the show: “Billy Connolly: It’s Been A Pleasure… is a definitive celebration of an all-time great. An uplifting, emotional and hilarious hour in the company of the legendary Big Yin at his entertaining best. It will make you laugh. It may even make you cry.

“A fitting send-off for a stand-up megastar.”

The 77-year-old was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2013 while undergoing treatment for prostate cancer, and announced his retirement from live performances five years later.

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