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Billy Connolly Is Retiring From Live Comedy

Billy Connolly has announced his retirement from live comedy. 
In an interviewed with the Radio times, he talked about how he has tried medicinal cannabis to treat his Parkinson’s disease and struck back at Michael Parkinson’s claim that his illness has ‘dulled’ his brain.

“He thought I’d lost track, mentally, but I never remember what year anything was,” Connolly said. “I haven’t a clue. I’ve always been about going forward, not the past. Plus, we were doing the GQ event, I was Inspiration of the Year, and I blew everybody away. He should have remembered that ?

“These Yorkshiremen, I don’t think they apologise much. I wasn’t disappointed, it just made my life a bit difficult. People feeling sorry for me, I don’t like that.”

 

The Scottish comedians career expands to over half a century in standup, music, film and television.

He stated that reports on he poor health were exaggerated but his touring days are over.

In the interview he also likened Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler.

“His rise is part of an international thing,” Connolly said. “It’s happening everywhere. I think it’s called fascism. They can call it white nationalism if they like, or alt-right, but it’s that Hitlerian lie-telling.

“Mocking the press, saying they’re the enemy of the people. It’s kind of frightening. Let’s wait until his time’s up. It will happen. Let’s just hope there isn’t a world war before that.”

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