‘A special day for a special man’: Billy Connolly celebrates his birthday with surprising outing

Nov 28, 2022
Fans were quick to share their delight at seeing Billy Connolly out and about for his special day. Source: Facebook/ @Jessie Biscuit

Comedy legend Billy Connolly has delighted fans yet again with a surprise appearance at his local Glasgow cafe in celebration of his 80th birthday.

The Big Yin, as he is affectionately known, stopped in at Jessie Biscuit in Milngavie on Thursday, November 24 much to the delight of staff and customers.

Like many of Connolly’s recent outings, the cafe owners took to social media to celebrate the comedian’s arrival.

“A special day for a special man THE BIG YIN!” the cafe owners wrote.

“Thank you for choosing to come back to Jessie biscuit to celebrate your 80th birthday.

“From everyone at Jessie Biscuit a huge HAPPY 8️⃣0️⃣ BIRTHDAY SIR BILLY CONNOLLY.”

Fans were quick to share their delight at seeing Connolly out and about for his special day.

“Brilliant endorsement by Sir Billy of a great little coffee shop. Well done Jessie Biscuit. Happy Birthday, Sir Billy,” one fan wrote.

“Omg I love this.”

“Happy Birthday. Lovely team Jessie Biscuit.”

“A special day for a special person.”

Although his visit to a local cafe may seem like somewhat of a low-key celebration for the comedy megastar, Connolly wouldn’t have it any other way after recently revealing that the milestone occasion “means nothing” to him.

“I had a big do when I was 60. We had a ball – great friends, great music, dancing, getting drunk, smoking cigars and being stupid. And that’ll do me for partying,” he told The Oldie.

“I’ll go to other people’s parties, but to be 80 is very strange. When you’re 65 you get to retire. When you’re 21, you get the key to the door. When you’re 80, you get told to bugger off. What presents do you get an 80-year-old? A walking stick? A guide dog?

“So I haven’t arranged anything for my birthday, I’ll let it sneak up on me. And at 80, you forget it’s your birthday anyway.”

While Connolly was not too concerned about his birthday, his loyal fans certainly felt different, flooding social media with well wishes to the popular comedian.

During his impressive 80 years on Earth, Connolly has carved out a highly successful career as a comedian, actor, writer, artist, musician, and presenter.

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