Billy Connolly’s comedy routines to be published

Some fo Billy Connolly’s best comedy routines are being published for the first time in a new book.

Tall Tales and Wee Stories will be released in the UK on 17th October.

It will feature some of Connolly’s best known yarns including Last Supper, Jojoba Shampoo, Incontinence Pants and Shouting at Wildebeest.

The comedian is writing an introduction to the book and it will also feature some of his artwork as illustrations.


Connolly said: “It’s weird, I don’t really tell jokes, like Irish jokes and all that, I tell wee stories.

“I’ve been asked many times to put them down in a book and I’ve always refused. It didn’t seem right because as long as I was still performing live then I was still playing around with my stories – pulling them apart, twisting them around, improvising and improving.

“But in December of last year, I decided to retire from live stand-up. So, this feels like the right moment to put these stories down, once and for all. It’s always been a pleasure talking to you. I hope now it’ll be a pleasure reading me.”

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