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Billy Connolly (a collection of stand-up performances)


It is as a stand-up comedian that Connolly is best known. His observational comedy is idiosyncratic and often off-the-cuff. He talks about himself, who he is, where he's been, what he thinks and how he reacts to the world around him. He has outraged audiences, critics and, of course, the media with his free use of the word "fuck". He has used masturbation, blasphemy, defecation, flatulence, sex, his father's illness and his aunts' cruelty to entertain. By exploring these subjects with humour, Connolly has done much to strip away the taboos surrounding them. Yet he does not tell jokes in the conventional way. At the end of a concert the audience can be convulsed with laughter, though few can remember a specific "funny" line.
One of Connolly's most famous comedy routines is The Crucifixion, a 1973 live recording produced by Nat Joseph in which he likened Christ's Last Supper to a drunken night out in Glasgow. The recording was banned by many radio stations at the time. Around this same time, a joke told during a television talk show appearance (about a murderer and his bike) became a sensation that, reportedly, people still remember three decades after the appearance.

1. The Crucifixion
2. The Jobbie Weecha!!!! - Please Help, Me I'm Falling
3. Nobody's Child
4. Get Right Intea Him
5. Ivan The Terrible (1)
6. Live Hammersmith Odeon
7. Rangers V Celtic
8. Standup Comedy

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