Billy Connolly brings his uncensored, uncut and unpredictable new show Billy Connolly: THE MAN LIVE to San Francisco's Marines' Memorial Theatre (609 Sutter St., 2nd floor) for five performances only (November 27 – December 1, 2012). Tickets range in price from $55-$65 and are available now by calling 800-745-3000 or visiting www.ticketmaster.com.
Hailed as the UK's most influential comedian of all time, voted best comedian of all time by the UK's Channel 4, and included as one of the Huffington Post's favorite UK comedians, Billy Connolly's tours in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand have sold out within hours. He last performed in San Francisco over four years ago. Connolly will next be seen in Quartet, directed by Dustin Hoffman and co-starring Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon and Tom Courtenay, as well as the two-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit directed by Peter Jackson.
Billy Connolly is a standup comedian, actor, musician, TV presenter and artist. Born and raised in Glasgow and after serving his apprenticeship as a welder, he became a professional performer in 1962, forming "The Humblebums" band with Gerry Rafferty, before pursuing a solo career as a comedian. Aside from starring in numerous films and TV series, Billy has toured worldwide continuously for the last 50 years, performing to an audience of over 10,000,000. Billy was awarded a CBE in 2003 and was given the Freedom of the City of Glasgow in 2010.
Perhaps best known for his moving performance as the loyal servant John Brown in the highly acclaimed Mrs. Brown opposite Judi Dench, Connolly's other theatrical film credits include Gulliver's Travels, The X-Files, I Want to Believe, Fido, Garfield2, Lemony Snicket: A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Last Samurai, and Timeline. His previous film credits include Peter Kosminsky's White Oleander, Troy Duffy's The Boondock Saints and the sequel All Saint's Day, Stephen Metcalfe's Beautiful Joe and Barry Levinson's An Everlasting Piece, Stanley Tucci's The Impostors, Absolution with Richard Burton, Bullshot and Water with Michael Caine, Crossing the Line with Liam Neeson, the Muppet movie version of Treasure Island, Gabriel and Me, Gentlemen's Relish and The Man Who Sued God, as well as the acclaimed BBC productions "Down Among the Big Bad Boys" and "The Life and Crimes of Deacon Brodie." His voice is also featured on the animated films Pocahontas and Open Season and the recent Disney Pixar animation Brave.