Billy Connolly’s Route 66 will air on KLRU Q this month! Affable Scottish comedian/actor Billy Connolly (Journey to the Edge of the World, Brave) takes the ultimate road trip as he travels the world’s most famous highway, Route 66, airing at 9:45pm Fridays, February 8th, 15th, 22nd and March 1st. In this stylish miniseries, Connolly adopts a kind of “Easy Rider” approach to the trek as he makes the iconic 2,488 mile journey from Chicago to Santa Monica. With his unrivaled ability to tell a great story, he brings to life both the big and small moments of American history – the world changing event and the comic asides.
2/8 – Episode #101
Billy travels from Chicago, IL to St. Louis, MO visiting attractions along the way including: the Chicago Tribune Building, the Route 66 “Pie Man,” Abraham Lincoln’s home, an Amish community and the Chain of Rocks bridge.
2/15 – Episode #102
Billy travels from St. Louis, MO to Oklahoma City, OK, visiting The Gateway Arch, a Civil War re-enactment, a wolf sanctuary, a crossbow turkey hunt and the Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial.
2/22 – Episode #103
Billy travels from Oklahoma City, OK to Monument Valley, UT, visiting a cattle auction, the Devil’s Rope (barbed wire) museum, Cadillac Ranch, a ghost town, Los Alamos and a Navajo healing ritual.
3/1 – Episode #104
Billy travels from Flagstaff, AZ to the end of Route 66 at Santa Monica Boulevard, visiting a meteor crater, the world’s deepest motel room inside a cave, Bottle Tree Ranch, and “car culture” in Pomona City, CA.