Fact: A host of British comedy greats are to be immortalised on U.K. postage stamps. Celebrities including John Cleese, ERIC MORECAMBE and Billy Connolly will be pictured on the stamps to mark their contribution to the world of comedy and entertainment.
Quote: "Sometimes I dream that I am drunk. I think alcoholics call it a wet dream. I haven't had a drink for 30 years. And in my dreams I always go: 'Pamela will be so disappointed with me.' In my dreams I'm always staggering around trying to get home or drowning." Funnyman Billy Connolly has drunken dreams and worries how he will explain them to his wife, Pamela Stephenson.
Quote: "On the last phone call, he said, 'I love you like a brother', and I said, 'I know you do'. And he said, 'Are you sure you know?' and I said, 'Yes'. I thought afterwards he tried to say goodbye to me." Comedian Billy Connolly on the last phone conversation he had with Robin Williams before his death last month (Aug14).
Fact: Scottish comedian Billy Connolly will feature at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. Organisers will display montages of Connolly's classic comedy moments as well as scenes and sketches by late comedians Sir Harry Lauder and Chic Murray and the cast of Scottish sketch show Still Game. The event will take place on 23 July (14).
Quote: "The trouble with it is they've given it to young people and they're all wearing Spandex and nylon. Curling is supposed to be played by drunk people wearing tweed with woolly hats." Billy Connolly complains the winter sport of curling has become to modern.
Quote: "He said, 'Have you read The Hobbit?' I said, 'No, and I don't like people who have...' Thankfully he burst out laughing." Funnyman Billy Connolly on his audition to play a dwarf in director Peter Jackson's The Hobbit franchise.
Fact: British funnyman Billy Connolly has been given the freedom of his native city, Glasgow in Scotland. The traditional honour gives him the right to fish in the nearby River Clyde and graze livestock on common land.
Quote: "I miss my shoes when I am away. I've got lots of shoes. Maybe 100 pairs in various places. I adored my (leopardprint brogues) but someone stole them from my house as a party 20 years ago. I still think about them." British comedian Billy Connolly on his footwear obsession.
Quote: "With zombie sex, I have no idea; it must be a bit like tantric sex." Scottish comedian Billy Connolly on sex amongst the undead in new movie FIDO.