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Billy Connolly sends Christmas card meant for friend to the wrong address every year on purpose

Source - The Daily Record

By Stuart Murphy

Date - 29-08-2021

Sir Billy Connolly has revealed he sends a Christmas card meant for a friend to the wrong address every year... because the man who lives there loves receiving it.


The Big Yin had been posting a card to an old banjo player pal from East Kilbride, near Glasgow, for years without being aware he had moved.

The comedian only realised when he bumped into the person who bought the house while strolling down New York’s Broadway one day.

The man told him about the mix-up but urged him to keep sending the card because he was honoured to receive one every year from the comic.

Connolly, 78, said: “I was walking along Broadway and there was a couple walking towards me.

“The guy said, ‘Are you Billy Connolly?’ I said, ‘Yeah’, and then he said, ‘You send me a Christmas card every year’. I said, ‘I do?’.

“It was a banjo player friend who lived in East Kilbride who I sent the card to but he had moved and I didn’t know.

“This guy had moved in and he loved the fact I sent him this Christmas card every year.

“He said, ‘Will you keep sending it?’ I said, ‘Sure’, and he’s still on the list.”

Connolly, who is suffering from Parkinson’s disease, was speaking during an appearance filmed for the Edinburgh TV Festival where he was given a lifetime achievement award.

The comedian has previously told how he and Sir Paul McCartney jokingly send each other Christmas cards months after the festive period.

The tradition started after he had forgotten to send the Beatles legend a card one year.

He asked his daughter to arrange a card but he discovered it had not been posted three months later and wife Pamela Stephenson sent it.

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Lovely story, but a tad naughty opening mail thats not addressed to you :) 

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