Thursday, November 21, 2013

Their Chief Weapon is Surprise

From the Daily Beast:
Monty Python—Not Dead Yet

By Tom Sykes

November 21st 201310:28 AM

After 33 years, the five surviving members of the iconic British comedy troupe reconvened to reveal more details about their much-anticipated reunion performance. And they were as funny as ever.
Contrary to what we’d all been thinking for the past 33 years, Monty Python is not dead.

Unlike a certain (ex) parrot, it has not expired, is not pushing up daisies, nor has it run down the curtain and joined the bleedin’ choir invisible.

For the five surviving members of the iconic British comedy troupe— John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Eric Idle, and Michael Palin— today officially announced their reformation at London’s Playhouse Theatre today, sitting at a long table placed on the set of Spamalot, the play “lovingly ripped off from the motion picture Monty Python and the Holy Grail” which is currently being performed there.

The troupe—who boasted that they had a combined age of 357 (they’re all in their 70s) and thus were entitled to a winter heating allowance— will perform at London’s O2 arena on July 1 next year. Tickets will go on sale at 10am British time on Monday.
I am delighted this exists in the Universe.


D. said...

Maybe it will be taped and broadcast?

Wriggling with delight and anticipation!

Cirze said...

Let's go!

tmk said... it bad that is is the first thing I've seen in months (years?!) that has actually made me happy?

I wish someone would come along who is able to pick up where they will inevitably leave off...

Joseph Nobles said...

I've definitely heard there will be a taping. So at the very least there will be a Blu-Ray.

Best reaction to this I've seen online: Someone said they considered this proof that God exists. Someone replied, "That would only apply if Graham showed up."

JerryB said...

I glad their doing this. I'm surprised Cleese is doing it. He really doesn't like the others very much. Never did really.

I'd rather sit down with them for an hour and just talk.

Unknown said...

It's RING down the curtain. God damn it.

Unknown said...

Well, JerryB, let us know how the conversation goes.