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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
All five surviving members of Monty Python are working together for the first time in 15 years. The Python guys will be voicing aliens in a new sci-fi farce Absolutely Anything directed by Jones, Variety reports. The movie is a combination of CGI and live-action, following a group of aliens who endow a human with the power to do "absolutely anything," causing all hell to break loose. Robin Williams will voice a talking dog named Dennis. Jones says Terry Gilliam John Cleese, and Michael Palin are all onboard to voice characters and they're attempting to sign Eric Idle. If Idle joins the project, it'll be the first time all [...]
Before many of our most beloved comedy stars made it big, they had the same four-year college experience as millions of young Americans. They sat nervously through the same orientation sessions, suffered through the same macroeconomics gen-ed classes, and shelled out $200 for the same anthropology textbook they were never going to use. But while we were arranging our class schedule so we could sleep in until noon every day, or briefly pretending to care about politics, our soon-to-be comedy idols were quietly positioning themselves to take over the industry, honing their chops in campus sketch groups, humor newspapers, and open mic nights. Below, we listed some comedians whose [...]