Connolly was one of the first names that should come to mind when you think about musically talented comedians. It’s pretty well known that prior to becoming a comedy legend on the level of contemporaries like George Carlin and Richard Pryor, Billy teamed up with Gerry Rafferty to form the Humblebums, a folk rock band that unfortunately didn’t make too much of an impact at the time. Rafferty would later front the one-hit wonder Stealer’s Wheel before departing on a successful solo career. As for Connolly, he expanded upon the skits he was performing between songs and acted as a driving force in the stand-up boom of the 70’s. Hear him here performing backup vocals in The Humblebums on “Please Sing A Song For Us”.