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The Resource Tall tales and wee stories, Billy Connolly

Tall tales and wee stories, Billy Connolly

Label
Tall tales and wee stories
Title
Tall tales and wee stories
Statement of responsibility
Billy Connolly
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'Coming from Glasgow, it's weird, I don't really tell jokes, like Irish jokes and all that. I tell wee stories. And some of them don't even have punchlines. But you'll get used to it as the night goes on, and on, and on, and on and on...' In December 2018, after 50-years of belly-laughs, energy, outrage and enjoyment, Billy Connolly announced his retirement from stand-up comedy. It had been an extraordinary career. When he first started out in the late Sixties, Billy played the banjo in the folk clubs of Glasgow. Between songs, he would improvise a bit, telling anecdotes from the Clyde shipyard where he worked. In the process, he made all kinds of discoveries about what audiences found funny, from his own exaggerated body movements to the power of speaking explicitly about sex. He began to understand the craft of great storytelling too. Soon the songs became shorter and the monologues longer, and Billy quickly became recognised as one of the most exciting comedians of his generation. Billy's routines always felt spontaneous. He improvised, embellished and digressed as he went: a two-minute anecdote could become a 20-minute routine by the next night of a tour. And he brought a beautiful sense of the absurd to his shows as he riffed on holidays, alcohol, the crucifixion, or naked bungee jumping. But Billy's comedy could be laced with anger too
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Connolly, Billy
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
humor satires etc
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Connolly, Billy
  • Scottish wit and humor
Target audience
adult
Label
Tall tales and wee stories, Billy Connolly
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Accidents & adventures
  • 5.
  • Sex, drugs & folk music
  • 6.
  • A life worth living
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • 1.
  • Childhood & family
  • 2.
  • Scotland & beyond
  • 3.
  • Real characters
  • 4.
Control code
p2251498601
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
330 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781529361339
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Tall tales and wee stories, Billy Connolly
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Accidents & adventures
  • 5.
  • Sex, drugs & folk music
  • 6.
  • A life worth living
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • 1.
  • Childhood & family
  • 2.
  • Scotland & beyond
  • 3.
  • Real characters
  • 4.
Control code
p2251498601
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
330 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781529361339
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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