Billy Connolly was honoured with a knighthood this week. For Scots, Billy is universally adored. OTL grew up listening to Billy Connolly. OTL remembers parents secretly laughing (despite their official disapproval of his swearing).
When anyone asks OTL about comedy heroes, Billy is always top of the list. The thing OTL loves the most about Billy is his sense of fun. As much as dark comedy, political comedy and satire are important, Comedy should be fun and Billy does fun in abundance. The twinkle in his eye, his cheeky delivery and the enthusiasm he uses to bring his stories to life are without equal. OTL aspires to bring a fraction of the joy and happiness, Billy has brought to the world.
Below are some of Billy’s greatest words of wisdom.
Nik Coppin is our globetrotting headliner for Saturday night 4th November at Peebles Rugby Club. The start time has been delayed to 8:30pm to allow folks to attend the actual fireworks before then getting along in time for the comedy fireworks.
Hope to see you there!
Our last Carrickvale gig was SOLD OUT! So get in quick for tickets for this show with the awesome Stu WHO? He is supported by rising star Gareth Waugh with your resident OTL host Jeannie Jones.
Delighted to have man of many talents, Raymond Mearns, headlining our Nov 17th OTL gig at West Linton golf club. With a list of credits and talents as long as OTL’s arm, get ready for a night of laughter therapy with the brilliant Mr Mearns and support acts along with your regular host Jeannie and a lovely light supper from Mark. Get your tickets booked up either directly with West Linton golf club or you can reserve them via Overthelyne@gmail.com
Check out the clip beyond of Raymond Mearns at The Stand comedy club.
Scott Gibson, our headline act from the Whipman marquee comedy gig is BACK! With the follow up show to his Edinburgh Fringe Best New Comer 2016 show “Life After Death”.
Get along to see Scott Gibson at West Linton Bowling Club on the 3rd of December before he heads off touring around the world. Scott genuinely makes OTL’s face ache with laughter! Hope to see a great crowd for this one!
To get your tickets online check on the link below or soon will be available from West Linton Pharmacy (Shop locally)
With the very sad news today that Sean Hughes has died at the age of 51 coming on the heels of US comedian Ralphie May’s death at the age of 45 only last week, OTL wonders if comedian’s die young?
Research as far as it can go with a small sample seems to confirm that comedians compared to comic actors do statistically die younger. Certainly, it can be an unhealthy lifestyle. Life on the road can mean irregular meals, little exercise and too much alcohol. There’s also perhaps a predisposing personality towards mental health problems and addiction. With the highs come the lows.
Although OTL firmly believes laughter is the best medicine, for those merchants of the laughter, the comedians themselves, it may not be so healthy. OTL will keep away from the take aways and try and get its 10,000 steps per day!
Audible have made 12 stand up shows from this years Edinburgh Fringe available free!
That’s OTL’s weekend sorted.
OTL loves a great one liner and there are plenty of great puns and one liners out there! Great to see friend of OTL, Jenny Collier on this list. Check out the link to the guardian below for their favourite 10 one liners.
Unfortunately none of resident MC Jeannie Jones’ one liners made it into Steve Best’s book but as OTL’s venue at Peebles rugby club tells her “keep trying”.