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Monty Python Adds One More Night to Their Live London Show, Calls It Their "Last Live Performance Together"

The Monty Python era is nearing its end. Not even a week after releasing the music video for their new song "The Silly Walks Song," UK's Chortle reports that the legendary British comedy group has added one more night to their live reunion shows at London's O2 Arena and are saying it will "probably be their last live performance together." According to a spokesman, the Pythons were hoping to extend their London performances into a worldwide tour, "but individual commitments to other projects over the next three years has made this impossible." The show — called The Last Night of the Pythons — is scheduled for [...]

Simon Pegg to Play the Lead in a Movie that Features Four Monty Python Members

Simon Pegg is set to work with the Monty Python guys for the first time. Screen Daily reports that he's been cast as the lead in Absolutely Anything, a sci-fi comedy directed by Python member Terry Jones. Pegg will play a school teacher who finds out he has magic powers given to him by aliens, with Python members John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, and Terry Jones voicing said aliens. "As someone whose love of comedy was hugely informed by Monty Python, the chance to work with Terry was a gift," said Pegg. "Meeting your heroes is one thing – working with them is something else." Eric [...]

This Week in Comedy: Comedy Central Buys 'Chris Gethard Show', Monty Python Reunites, and 'Variety' Is Gross

-Comedy Central ordered a pilot of The Chris Gethard Show, and we talked to him about this exciting news.

-Monty Python announced they're reuniting for a stage show.

-We responded to Variety's godawful, despicable review of Sarah Silverman's new standup special.

-Joel Hodgson is resurrecting MTS3K's Turkey Day this year with new interstitials and a curated marathon.

-We interviewed Chris Lilley about his new show Ja'mie: Private School Girl, Jason Woliner and Andrew Weinberg about Eagleheart, Jody Hill about Eastbound & Down, Kyle Kinane about his standup career, The Lucas Brothers about their new Fox ADHD show, and Sarah Silverman about her HBO standup special, which premieres [...]

Monty Python Is Getting Back Together for a Stage Show

The five living members of the extraordinarily influential British sketch troupe Monty Python are reuniting for a stage show. Python Terry Jones confirmed to the BBC that he, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin are getting together to put on a show. "It’s real,” Jones said. “I’m quite excited about it. I hope it makes us a lot of money. I hope to be able to pay off my mortgage!"

More details will be revealed a press conference in London on Thursday, which Idle has referred to in tweets as a "big forthcoming news event." The group hasn't performed on stage together in 15 years; [...]

Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: A New, Complete Guide to 'Monty Python's Flying Circus'

There’s guides to Monty Python’s Flying Circus, and then there’s more specific and complete guides to Monty Python’s Flying Circus. This new two-volume collection, titled Monty Python's Flying Circus: An Utterly Complete, Thoroughly Unillustrated, Absolutely Unauthorized Guide to Possibly All the References from Two Sheds Jackson to Zambesi probably falls under the latter category, even if it's only because that name makes the collection sound very important. The first book covers episodes 1-26 of the celebrated television show and the second one covers episodes 27-45. The two books cost about 15 dollars each, making the guide a good investment if you want to delve deep into the [...]

Here's the Music Video for Monty Python's New Track "The Silly Walks Song"

Monty Python is re-releasing their 1989 album Monty Python Sings this summer with five new bonus tracks, including the above ditty "The Silly Walks Song" with an accompanying music video that might trigger suicidal thoughts if you watch it from a cubicle or any other soul-crushing professional environment.

Monty Python Adds Another Five Reunion Shows

Monty Python's reunion next year has already been expanded from one to five shows, and now the group has announced they'll be doing an additional five shows at London's O2 Arena next summer. The five living members of the group –  John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and Terry Jones – will now be performing on July 15, 16, 18, 19, and 20 of next year, as well as July 1-5.

Tickets to the first show reportedly sold out in 43.5 seconds, and the next four shows at the 20,000-seat venue went quickly as well. Ticket prices for ranged from £26.50 ($43) to £95 ($154). The show is [...]

Highlights from Monty Python's Reddit AMA

Following the news that the five living members of Monty Python are reuniting for a show in London next summer, all five participated in a Reddit Ask Me Anything this morning, answering questions about their new show, their old material, and each other. Here are a few of the best quotes from Eric Idle, Michael Palin, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, and Terry Jones. 

Dick Cavett's Semi-Serious Talk with Graham Chapman

The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 150,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny programs waiting to be rediscovered by comedy nerds like you and me. Each week, this column will highlight a new gem waiting for you at the Paley Library to quietly laugh at. (Seriously, it’s a library, so keep it down.)

The dark world of the comedian is an angle that gets played up a lot. Sometimes it's incredibly valid. Abuse, poverty, and isolation are [...]

'Do Not Adjust Your Set': The Children's Show That Launched Monty Python

The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 120,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny programs waiting to be rediscovered by comedy nerds like you and me. Each week, this column will highlight a new gem waiting for you at the Paley Library to quietly laugh at. (Seriously, it’s a library, so keep it down.)

The idea of children's programming being "cool" feels like a relatively new idea. There's the indie rock/alternative comedy friendly Yo Gabba Gabba!, there's The [...]

Monty Python to Release Five New Songs this Summer

To coincide with their 10 Monty Python Live (Mostly) London comeback shows this summer, the legendary comedy group has also announced that they'll be re-releasing their 1989 album Monty Python Sings, only the new version will include five new never-before-heard tracks. "Just been sequencing the re-release of Monty Python Sings (again) plus five new tracks," Eric Idle tweeted out to his followers yesterday. "There'll be a new song on U Tube & new single May." The original Monty Python Sings album had 25 songs, including famous Python tunes like "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life," "Lumberjack Song," and "Sit on My [...]

The Monty Python Guys Are Now Doing Five Shows in London

Last week, the five living members of Monty Python announced a reunion show at the O2 Arena in London  for July 1. Tickets went on sale this morning, and sold so fast that the troupe has added four more shows. Tickets then went on sale for July 2-5, and those seem to be almost sold out as well. Organizers said the first show sold out in 43.5 seconds when they went on sale at 10 am GMT. The O2 Arena seats 20,000 people, and ticket prices ranged from £26.50 ($43) to £95 ($154).

One presumed reason for the reunion is due to a recent court loss by John Cleese, Eric [...]

Monty Python Will Perform at the O2 Arena in London on July 1

The five living members of Monty Python confirmed their plans to reunite for a stage show this morning. Eric Idle, Michael Palin, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones said they'll be performing at London's O2 Arena on July 1, 2014, saying the show will include a mix of greatest hits and new material “with a modern, topical, Pythonesque twist.” The performance will be filmed for DVD release. Tickets go on sale November 25, with prices ranging from £26.50 ($42.73) to £95 ($153).

“People do really want to see the old hits, but we don’t want to do them in a predictable way," said Cleese. "The main danger [...]

Three Pythons Reunite to Discuss, Argue, and Quip in 1989

The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 150,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny programs waiting to be rediscovered by comedy nerds like you and me. Each week, this column will highlight a new gem waiting for you at the Paley Library to quietly laugh at. (Seriously, it’s a library, so keep it down.

Depending on how you count these things, the last official Monty Python production, Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life, turned 30 a few weeks [...]