as soon as Sean Connery, Funnyman is possibly the most famous living Scotsman. But it was when he considered comedy that his career really took off. a physique on Michael Parkinson’s chatshow in the 1970s rocketed him into the top rank of stardom and he has since starred in Hollywood films, as well as Mrs Brown, For which he was selected for a Bafta. He continues to appear as a stand up, Delighting target demographic with his down to earth Scottish humour.
Sir admits sexual exploits as young man were ‘clumsy and embarrassing’The Big Yin says his early sex education was tied to what was written on toilet walls and asking his fellow shipyard workers where babies came from.
Admits Govan shipyard workmates branded him ‘gay’ due to outfitsThe Big Yin says he stood out like a sore thumb in the tough shipyards of Glasgow but he owes his success in life to his tough talking former mates
‘Getting belted at school inspired my stand up’ admitsThe 77 year old said classroom battles between “the big boss and the wee man” used him with much of his stage material
Reveals embarrassing nickname he was given at school The comedian was branded ‘cuddles’ by an irate teacher in his Glasgow primary school and even so the nickname stuck.
Takes massive earnings drop since retiring from stand up comedyAccounts for the Big Yin’s Rambling Man company show the legendary comic really has more than 2.3m in the.
Scots couple pen terrific lockdown life song inspired by ‘s Divorce hitCoronavirusMartin Borland and finance Kirsty Chalmers, which may have both been put on furlough leave, Were discussing the Big Yin’s hit Divorce when drive struck.
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Opens up on ‘hell’ of Glasgow childhood in area now known as hipster’s paradiseBilly has said he thinks it is ‘strange but nice’ that the formerly rundown Anderston area has been changed into one of the city’s swankiest postcodes.
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Reveals which Scots actor he’d want to play him in movie biopicThe Big Yin was asked who he’d like to play him and chart his journey from a young welder on the Glasgow shipyards to internationally renowned comedian.
Sir would consider settle for acting if a “Nice advantage” Came upThe comedian was identified as having Parkinson’s disease in 2013.
Sir admits he will never perform stand up again due to Parkinson’s battleThe Big Yin says his condition has ‘made his brain work differently’ and it meant he could no longer perform when in front of a live audience.
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To the rescue after Pamela’s car wash shopping blunderThe Big Yin was left to gain the pieces after Pamela Stephenson forgot the weekly shop was lying exposed in their truck.
Scots comedian Jim the Farmer reveals intention behind his jokes ComedyJim Smith’s video about Darth Vadar coming from Fife has been viewed nearly seven million times.
Earns over 3m for final perservere gigs before retirementConnolly, 77, which has Parkinson’s, Retired as a last in 2018 but hinted of a return for a one off gig.
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Beat his acting nerves by taking advice from legendary James Bond actor Sean ConneryThe Big Yin says he was able to land some top roles in films after receiving acting tips from the legendary James Bond actor.
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Adopts adorable rescue dog and fans think it looks like himGlasgowThe 77 year old’s fans took to Twitter to comment on his likeness to cute pooch Lincoln.
Revealed as comic Richard Herring’s dream podcast guest ahead of Glasgow showDespite choosing everyone from Steve Coogan and Bob Mortimer to Dawn French and Sarah Millican, The star podcaster says the Big Yin will always remain appears his list.