Billy Connolly slams snowflake comedians with their ‘vomit-inducing’ woke material

Richard Bevan
Richard Bevan
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The beloved Big Yin, Sir Billy Connolly, has hit out at modern ‘woke’ comedians, blasting their material as nothing short of “vomit-inducing”. The 80-year-old comic, known for defying political correctness, praises black comedy as “breathtakingly good for the soul”.

The iconic comedian, who retired due to Parkinson’s, commented on today’s comedy landscape. “There’s a school of black comedians who are in their 50s or 60s, and they are so politically incorrect it almost doesn’t bear watching,” he observed.

Billy Connolly stand-up
Bill Connolly is not impressed with some of the current format of stand-up comedy

“It’s fantastically good for you. They just say it like it is – it’s breathtaking.

“That’s wonderful and I’m glad they exist, because the social worker-ation that has passed through comedy is vomit-inducing”, he explained.

Sir Billy Connolly, a firm believer in the mantra ‘say it and see’, fondly remembered the days when comedians would throw caution to the wind. “Comedians never used to worry about what was correct to say. You said it, and you soon found out whether it was correct or not. And then you got on with it.”

On a more sombre note, Billy Connolly shed light on his ongoing tussle with Parkinson’s.  “It’s very difficult to see the progression exactly because a lot of things come and go. Recently I’ve noticed a deterioration in my balance,” he shared candidly.

Billy with his wife Pamela with whom he did a joint interview with

The comedy giant, now at 80, confessed his struggles with balance, resulting in several heart-stopping falls. Always one to see the silver lining, Sir Billy Connolly quipped to the Guardian, “It’s funny, that fall I had when I landed on my jaw reminded me of a thing I used to do on stage. I used to say, ‘I fell out of bed, but luckily my face broke my fall…’.”

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