Mick Jagger Takes The Mickey In Monty Python Reunion Tour Video

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Mick Jagger has starred in a promotional video for the upcoming Monty Python live shows, the first of which will be held tonight at London's O2 venue. The Rolling Stones rocker displays his witty sense of humour as well as his ability to laugh at himself by dismissing the Python troupe as "a bunch of wrinkly old men."

Jagger is shown sitting on his sofa with drummer Charlie Watts watching the World Cup before discussing Python's reunion. "Monty Python? Are they still going?" he asks in mock amazement. "Who wants to see that again? It was funny in the Sixties."

When an aide tells him that tickets for the first gig at London's O2 arena sold out in 40 seconds, Jagger replies "Wow. They must be coining it in. That's pretty amazing," adding "But they're still a bunch of wrinkly old men trying to relive their youth and make a load of money. I mean, the best one died years ago!"

It was announced in November that John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and Terry Jones were to reunite and perform together with just the one stage show announced at first. Such was the intense demand for seats at the event that organisers extended the O2 stint until the 5th July 2014.

More: Final live 'Monty Python' show to be broadcast live on television.

The fab five have promised a "pretty filthy" and "spectacular" "pre-posthumous memorial" to the celebrated comedy troupe's illustrious career. The live shows will feature dancing girls in Agent Provocateur underwear, new material alongside old favourites, and a cameo from British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking.

Of the scientist's involvement, Eric Idle said "He's a fan. He was asked and within one minute he said yes," via The Telegraph. John Cleese revealed at a press conference yesterday that the shows were costing £4.5 million to stage and despite speculation that the group could embark on a world tour, he ruled that these ten shows would be their last.

More: 'Monty Python' release own version of England football anthem for World Cup.

The group admitted that that performing at their age - an average of 72 -  is hard work, and said they had drawn inspiration from Jagger's famous onstage antics. "The opening number is quite energetic. We leap around and it sets the standard. I'm quite worn out after the first number. We've got Jagger as an example and we can still move fast around the stage," Cleese said, adding that the team "have lots of Viagra in our dressing room".

"It really is a very high-powered, energetic show, especially for 70-year-old men. People of this age moving at this speed is quite extraordinary," said Gilliam. "It's the next day you realise what you've done to your body."

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Monty Python Gears Up For Their Live Show Debut At The O2 Arena Tonight.

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Mick Jagger Jokingly Mocks The Troupe For Putting On The Shows In A New Promo Clip.


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