May 2011 26

by Daniel Robert Epstein

“I don’t care about censorship”
– Billy Connolly

Little did I know that the Scottish guy that took over Howard Hesseman’s role on Head of the Class, Billy Connolly, would go on to become one of the funnier comedians working today. But over the past ten years Connolly has gotten more acclaim as an actor in films like Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Last Samurai and SuicideGirls’ favorite Boondock Saints. But his new film, Fido, showcases Connolly’s best role yet. Fido is set in an alternate universe in 1950’s America. A mysterious gas came down to Earth and turned all dead people into zombies. After the great zombie war, secure towns have been established, and with the help of a special collar, zombies can become servants, and in some cases, people’s lovers. Connolly plays Fido, a zombie that has been brought into a family where the father is terrified of zombies. But the little boy in the family, Timmy, is being ignored by father and decides to adopt Fido as a pet. I got a chance to interview Billy Connolly during the Fido junket in Manhattan.

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