Billy Connolly by Pamela Stephenson

By Pamela Stephenson

The interior tale of the single of the main winning British stand-up comedians, as advised by means of the individual most sensible certified to bare all in regards to the guy in the back of the comedian, his spouse of over two decades – Pamela Stephenson.

Once in an entire life, there strides upon the level somebody who can actually be referred to as a legend. this kind of individual is the inimitable, undying genius who's Billy Connolly. His easily depraved whimsy has entranced, enthralled – and cut up the edges of – millions upon millions of adoring audiences.

And whilst he isn't doing that...he's delivering award-winning performances on movie and television.

He's the fellow who wishes no advent, and but he's the final word enigma. From a bothered and desperately negative formative years within the docklands of Glasgow he's now the intimate of family names the realm over.

How did this take place, who's the genuine Billy Connolly? just one individual can resolution that query: his spouse, Pamela Stephenson. Pamela's writing combines the very own with a frank objectivity that makes for a compelling, relocating and highly exciting biography. this is often the true Billy Connolly.

This genre-defining booklet is now published as an e-book for a brand new new release of comedy enthusiasts, with a brand new Foreword from the writer. Pamela's imaginative and prescient of Billy is as precise now because it ever was once – as groundbreaking, as relocating and as laugh-out-loud humorous – and right here she brings the ebook totally into its context, as the most influential biographies ever written.

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Ideal for a long night of smiling and nodding and being a good sport at the annual press, showbiz, and politics bunfight that is the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner. I was there in my capacity as vulgar lounge entertainer. Megan, my date, was there because she loves me and was proving it again. I had been asked to be the guest speaker by the chair of the entertainment committee. I wasn’t their first choice, but after Steve Carell and Ellen DeGeneres turned the gig down I think I became a little more appealing.

And Mrs. Cheney and being introduced. I felt a little awkward; I’m always a bit shy around evil people, so Megan took the lead. She has a knack for dealing with difficult men and is very knowledgeable about fine art, having worked for a time as an art dealer in New York. She and Mrs. C struck up a conversation about Picasso—the Cheneys were the proud owners of a few of his sketches. ” asked Megan. “Oh, we don’t,” replied Mrs. C. “They’re nudes, and we have grandchildren. ” “But they’re Picassos,” protested Megan.

Sweet revenge. The family now numbered six in total, and although financially it must have been a struggle for my parents, the kids were never really aware of it. I knew we couldn’t afford a lot of luxuries, but neither could anyone else around us. It wasn’t as if we lived in Beverly Hills. In fact, when we got our hallway carpeted—a scary vomity-colored tweedish patterned thing supplied by a friend of my father who worked in the shipyards and got a cutting from a luxury liner—neighbors came from far and wide to gaze at its amazing splendor.

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