You have to take your hat off to Billy Connolly. He worked hard for his money, pacing the stage for over two hours (no intermission) in front of thousands of people. It's not so much what he says (even though his being lesbian joke) - it's how he says it, accent, beep words and all. It's in his attitude, in his timing, in his rhythm.
Speaking of rhythm, he also taught us how to swear effectively. Now that will come in handy when I read my latest book reviews!