Billy Connolly reveals plans for 'interactive burial plot'

Comedian Billy Connolly has told how he hopes to raise a laugh from beyond the grave - with an interactive burial plot that has touch-sensitive pads to trigger a recording of his voice.

Comedian Billy Connolly has told how he hopes to raise a laugh from beyond the grave - with an interactive burial plot. Credit: PA

The 71-year-old, who has been treated for prostate cancer and Parkinson's disease after being diagnosed last year, talks about his plans in a new ITV film Billy Connolly's Big Send Off.

In the documentary, screened on Wednesday at 9pm, he investigates attitudes towards death around the world.

He said: "I was going to have 'Oh Jesus Christ, is that the time already', but in tiny little letters, about an eighth of an inch high so to see them you'd have to step on to the grave where I would have placed ... those sensitive pads that you get for people who are breaking in to your house.

"And it would activate a sound system and it would say, 'You're standing on my balls!"

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