Billy Connolly proved once again why many believe him to be the greatest comedian of this generation last night.
In front of a sold out Claudlands Arena, Billy was at his brilliant best as he took the audience of over 2500 strong through a series of hilarious stories ranging from scaring his sister, a case of mistaken dead cat identity, to why Scottish woman take on the look of scones.
The 71-year-old comedian has been open about his battle with Parkinson’s disease, but it didn’t halt his ability to take everyone in Claudlands through his usual comedic rollercoaster of stories and tribulations.
The High Horse Tour began two months ago and has attracted sell-out crowds nationwide.
Billy, recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and prostate cancer, was not shy in joking about his illnesses, screaming “I am not a well man!!!” when interrupted by shouting members of the audience who he referred to as hacklers, but there were brief moments when the aging comedic super storm did have to pause and remember the story he was telling.
While many speculate that this could have been the “Big Yins” last tour to New Zealand shores, fans in the Waikato didn’t walk away feeling short changed as one of the biggest names in stand-up comedy brought his stunning best which had everyone in attendance laughing for over two hours.