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> Let Billy Connolly Drive You Home, The Big Yin's voice now on satnav
post 21st Apr 2010, 10:03pm
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Nah, I don't think the voice he adopted suited him. His Billy Connolly World Tour voice I feel, would have been better suited, his voice was more relaxed in that series.
I think you could easily tell he was reading from a script. (as he had to)

Sorry Billy.


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post 22nd Apr 2010, 05:22am
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Me thinks all this talk about Billys accent is a tad unfair. Why not look at what he has achieved over the years - lifelong success in stand-up comedy, musically talented, internationally renowned, star in Hollywood films, a couple of great television series? Remember that he could hardly have been expected to mantain his broad Glaswegian brogue and still be understood by all audiences across the globe. Come on people, the boy has done well - and all from the most humble of beginnings - some perspective please!
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post 22nd Apr 2010, 10:21am
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Totally agree, Govan Bhoy !

OK, Billy's a bit rough with his language for some people but it's the language of Glasgow in the late 1950's.

I first heard Billy in a record shop in Sydney and was immediately taken by his thick Glasgow accent and his irreverence. Moments later he was talking of events on a Number 9 bus to Drumchapel and my hand went into my pocket to buy the record.

Billy takes me back to the Glasgow I knew and I absolutely love that !

Just found out, though, that I can't have Billy's voice on my TomTom.

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post 23rd Apr 2010, 05:47pm
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Billy is not a true 'comedian' in the real sense of the word. He tells very few 'jokes'. However, he, in my humble opinion, is one of the best storytellers of our age.(Despite his repetitive use of the word 'extraooooordinary')! His original format was his most successful and hardly ever included a four-letter word. His Glasgow reminiscences and easygoing method of explaining lifes idiosyncrases made him what he is and his acting is a lot better than some in Hollywood. His assumption that his audiences needed barrack-room language interspersing his stories was wrong as it turned great fans (like me) completely away. Ramsey is another one - what is the matter with these talented people that they cannot communicate without the use of expletives. Frankie Boyle is another one to have gone down the foul-mouthed road. He is a brilliant comedian but the show I (partly) watched the other evening was absolutely disgusting and most certainly not for family viewing, which is a real shame, as he has me roaring when I watch 'Mock the Week'. I have totally lost any respect for these talented performers due to this and cannot enjoy them any more. Still, what do they care with what they earn.
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post 24th Apr 2010, 11:40am
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The other Glasgow comedian that I mentioned in my last post up there lol, calles himself Danny bhoy, Ive only seen him a few times but he could have been around for awhile Im not sure as I donn't watch telly that much, this guy is funny, has a really great accent thats not forced out.
yous might like to check him out on utube.
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post 24th Apr 2010, 07:59pm
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I was born in Anderson ,Glasgow in 1942. Billy Connolly reminds me of those times of "wellie boots" and cardboard in your shoes. The single end and the 'piece of jam 'thrown from a three up window. The rag man with "who wants candy rock" A single society with everyone holding together.
Although now in Florida I still consider Glasgow my home and Billy the champion of the people of my era. I only wish more of his productions were available in the US format.
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post 25th Apr 2010, 11:04am
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Naw, ah'm afraid ah cannae agree wi ye, Beatrice. Connolly's early stuff wis good in its time, an much of it wis based on actual living conditions in post-war Glasgow, but it seems tae me he's a long way frae his roots nooadays, like many another Scottish performer who's left his native land. His present accent is a joke in itself.

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post 26th Apr 2010, 06:35pm
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I prefare to watch him acting. He's done some incredibly good drama and I tend to tune in whenever I know he's on. Stand-up comedy...? no thanks, not in this life.

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