Billy Connolly talks about comedy with Parkinson's disease

News 20/04/2017

Billy Connolly has been celebrated for his 50 years in comedy overnight when a documentary special played out on UK's ITV called Billy Connolly & Me: A Celebration.

The documentary touches on his life as a comedian and has various different fans from David Tennant to Andy Murray describing how much Connolly's comedy meant to them.

A fan called Emma even said that she gave birth to Billy Connolly, before clarifying: “My first labour, I had every pain relief known to man. The second time round, I started by watching some Billy videos, and I laughed my second child into the world.”

The legendary Scottish funny man was dealt a double blow when he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and cancer in recent years, but has continued to do his shows in spite of it.

Connolly being the man he is, finds a way in the documentary to joke about his illness with his classic style of humour saying: “I’ve got Parkinson’s disease and I wish to f*** he had kept it to himself.”

The video above is a little shaky because the documentary is yet to be released in New Zealand, but it is definitely one to look out for in the future.

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