William “Billy” Connolly Visits Joplin
Family and friends recently gathered for our Annual Pig Roast just south of Joplin, Mo and although the event is always a star-studded affair of local celebrities, the Family was graced by the presence of a real star, William“Billy” Connolly! This Scottish comedian, musician,presenter and actor is also known as the “The Big Yin” (“The Big One”) in his native Scotland. The family’s Scottish ties are not disputed, but no one realized they had these kind of ties back to the homeland! We were all in for a “Big” surprise!
Even though he has appeared in many movies, my favorite was the role he played Noah MacManus/Il Duce (“The Duke”), the father of Connor and Murphy in The Boondock Saints, of which the picture to the left is reminiscent of his role in that movie. I’ve included some of my favorite photos of Billy Connolly from this cult classic to jog your memory.
We were also shocked, when Connolly sat in with a local band and performed for us! It was a great night of food, fellowship and family, and we all felt privileged to be able to meet such a huge star!