Billy Connolly: Modern Comics 'Killing Stand-Up Comedy'

Billy Connolly has waded into the row over Channel 4's controversial TV quiz which sparked a storm of protest from outraged viewers - and accused modern "gurning" comics of killing stand-up comedy.

The 70-year-old 'Big Yin' warned that British stand-up is "in danger" from "Channel 4-type" comedians who prefer to grab TV chat shows instead of working on new material.

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