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Billy Connolly's Route 66: The Big Yin on the Ultimate American Road Trip

Billy Connolly

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North America, USA, Individual actors & performers, Prose: non-fiction, TV tie-in humour, Adventure holidays, Travel writing

ROUTE 66 airs on Channel 7 on Sunday night, just before DOWNTON ABBEY.

The best-loved comedian in Britain heads off on the most famous highway in the world on an unforgettable journey.

Having always dreamed about taking a trip on the legendary Route 66, Billy Connolly is finally heading off on the ride of a lifetime. Travelling all 2,488 miles of this epic road, known as 'The Main Street of America', the Big Yin will share the experiences of the countless travellers who have taken the journey before him. The tales he'll gather on the way, from the skyscrapers of Chicago through the Wild West badlands of Oklahoma and Texas and on to the beaches of the Pacific coast, will tell the story of modern America. And they might just inspire a few readers to get on their bikes as well.

With his unrivalled instinct for a good story and the affability that has endeared him to millions of fans, Billy is the ultimate companion for the ultimate road trip.

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Billy Connolly

Sir William Connolly, CBE is a much-loved Scottish comedian, musician, presenter and actor. He is the recipient of a BAFTA Lifetime Achievement Award and is regularly voted the nation's favourite stand-up comedian. His previous two books, Tall Tales & Wee Stories and Windswept & Interesting were both No.1 bestsellers. Billy was born and raised in Glasgow and now lives in America.

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