Glasgow comedy club unveils edible pair of Billy Connolly’s ‘big banana boots’ to celebrate first birthday

A popular Glasgow comedy club has unveiled an edible pair of Billy Connolly’s ‘big banana boots’ to celebrate its first birthday.

Published 20th Feb 2020
Updated 8 th Aug 2023

The Glee Club Glasgow served up the special cake as part of their first birthday bash at the city centre venue on Wednesday.

Guests were able to enjoy slices of the life size edible pair of The Big Yin’s ‘big banana boots’  which was
created by award-winning Scottish cake designer 3D cakes.

Billy Connelly Glee Glasgow

Handcrafted from toffee sponge and airbrushed to depict detail, the comedy cake was the brainchild of The Glee team who voted Billy Connolly’s famous fruity booties their favourite Scottish comedy icon.

A top line up of Scottish comics including Mark Nelson, Christopher KC, Christopher Macarthur-Boyd and Shona Lawson provided the entertainment on the night.

Since opening its doors in early 2019, The Glee Club Glasgow has welcomed a raft of top comedians
to its stage, including Sean Lock, Joel Dommett, Larry Dean, Janey Godley, Suzi Ruffell, Tom Stade,
Fern Brady, Rosie Jones, Gary Meikle and Des Clarke.

In addition to its popular weekend shows, the club has hosted a series of sell-out events such as book tours, drag shows and a hugely successful series of Christmas and Hogmanay comedy nights.

The Glee Club also partnered with leading Scottish festivals throughout the year to deliver a series of exciting events including Celtic Connections, Glasgow Film Festival and Glasgow Comedy Festival.

Glee founder Mark Tughan commented: “Billy Connelly has some pretty big boots to fill in terms of Scottish comedy, so what better way to celebrate our first year in the city than by paying tribute to him with our wonderfully banana’s cake.

"We opened the club to showcase and support stand-up comedy in the city and we are thrilled that
our first year has been such a success. Glaswegians are known for their humour, so the top-notch
acts that the club has attracted and sold-out shows really is testament to this.

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"Our team is incredibly excited to bring more must-see shows to the city and fly the flag for Scottish

Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.
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