Billy Connolly to bring his comedy show to Leisureland

Billy Connolly.

Billy Connolly.

Billy Connolly, the legendary Scottish comedian and actor, is coming to Galway as part of his The Man Live Tour of Ireland this April and May.

Billy will play Leisureland, Salthill, on Monday April 29, and tickets go on sale tomorrow at 9am through Ticketmaster.

After an apprenticeship as a welder in his hometown of Glasgow, Billy became a professional performer in 1962, forming The Humblebums band with Gerry Rafferty (‘Stuck in The Middle With You, ‘Baker Street’ ), before pursuing a solo career as a comedian.

Aside from starring in numerous films and TV series, Billy has toured worldwide continuously for the last 50 years, performing to a total audience of more than 10,000,000. Billy was awarded a CBE in 2003, was given the Freedom of the City of Glasgow in 2010, and received the BAFTA in Scotland Outstanding Contribution to Television and Film Award in 2012.

He has appeared in numerous films including Gulliver’s Travels, Lemony Snicket: A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Last Samurai, The Muppets’ Treasure Island, and now in Peter Jackson’s three-part adaptation of JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit. On television, Billy featured in 1980s classroom comedy Head Of The Class and later Billy Connolly’s World Tour of Scotland.

Tickets are available from Ticketmaster on 0818 719 300 or www.ticketmaster.ie, priced €49.25/€54.25 including fees.

 

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