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Eric Idle Witnessed Nativity Play Horror


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At the age of nine, the comedian and actor was given the role of a shepherd in his school nativity play, a production which went badly wrong after the boy playing the lead role of Joseph was taken ill and began vomiting on the child playing the Virgin Mary.

"I was at boarding school in Wolverhampton for my first Nativity, and must have been about eight or nine," the veteran comic tells British magazine SAGA.

"It was my debut stage role and I was one of the shepherds abiding in the fields. The hall was packed with proud parents, but what made my first experience of show business so memorable was the unexpected sight of Joseph suddenly throwing up all over the Virgin Mary."

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Monty Python And The Holy Grail - 40th Anniversary Trailer


The comedians behind Monty Python have turned into household names and The Holy Grail is potentially their most loved piece. Having been commissioned by the BBC in 1969 Terry Gilliam, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Graham Chapman began shooting scenes for a sketch show under the name of Monty Python's Flying Circus. The 45 episodes were full of surreal comedy which each and every one soon became cult classics.

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Game Of Thrones Writers Hid Monty Python Jokes In Script


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Words featured in George R.R. Martin's original books were used to construct languages for the various tribes in the show, and creator/writer D. B. Weiss suggested lightening the mood by translating Python gags and inserting them into the script.

The show's writer and linguistics expert David J. Peterson admits the scheme was "so hilarious that I had to do it".

He says, "There's a scene (in season four) where the Meereenese rider is challenging Daenerys' (played by Emilia Clarke) champion. He's shouting and Nathalie Emmanuel (her character Missandei) is translating - but she's not translating what he's saying. He's actually saying a Low Valyrian translation of the French guy's insults in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. That was Dan Weiss' idea and it was so hilarious that I had to do it."

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Monty Python To Reunite At Tribeca, As Film Festival Marks 40th Anniversary Of 'Holy Grail'


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It’s been four decades since Monty Python gave moviegoers an unforgettable laugh, when their first film Monty Python and the Holy Grail hit cinemas in 1975. So of course it's only fitting that the comedy troupe have found the best way possible to celebrate the landmark anniversary, by attending the Tribeca Film Festival for a special screening of the cult classic.

Monty PythonThe Python boys are headed to Tribeca

The film will be shown on April 24th at The Beacon Theatre during the annual movie festival which runs from April 15th to 26th in downtown Manhattan. Surviving Python members John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin have all been confirmed as making the trip, which will also include the premiere of a new documentary filmed around the group’s reunion shows in London last year.

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The Cure Perform With Eric Idle


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Rockers The Cure stunned fans at a science show in London on Friday night (19Dec14) by teaming up with Monty Python star Eric Idle for a performance of Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life.

The band made a special appearance at Brian And Robin's Christmas Compendium, a science show hosted by Professor Brian Cox and Robin Ince, at London's Hammersmith Apollo ahead of the band's own gigs at the venue over the weekend (20-21Dec14).

Robert Smith's group closed out the show with Idle, singing his hit track with hosts Cox and Ince, as well as Tv host Dara O'Briain.

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Jack Whitehall Wins 'King Of Comedy' For Third Time


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Jack Whitehall has been named as “king of comedy” for the third consecutive year at the British Comedy Awards 2014.

The 26 year old comedian and actor won the publicly-voted prize at the ceremony in Wembley, north-west London, on Tuesday evening. He beat the other nominated contenders David Mitchell, Lee Mack, Graham Norton, Greg Davies and Jo Brand.

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Jack Whitehall won 'King of Comedy' at the BBC Comedy Awards for a third time a row

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Michael Palin To Narrate Kids' Tv Show


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Monty Python star Michael Palin is moving on from the comedy troupe's recent reunion by landing a job narrating a new version of beloved British children's Tv show the Clangers.

The veteran funnyman, who ended a series of comeback shows with the group in London in July (14), has been chosen to provide the voiceover for a reboot of the animated classic, which originally ran from 1969 until 1972.

Palin was picked for the job by Daniel Postgate, son of the original show's creator Oliver Postgate, who tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "Michael was my first choice and I am delighted."

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Mick Jagger Hazes Monty Python In Video For (Mostly) Live Reunion


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The last ever round of Monty Python reunion shows has been getting mixed reviews since its first night, July 1. While most fans likely filled the 20,000 seats of the O2 Arena because of nostalgia, rather than curiosity, the Pythons were accused of pandering to the point of being unfunny.

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Eric Idle - The Pythons' final outing won't make any new converts, say reviews.

Anticipating the comments, Palin, Gilliam, Cleese, Jones and Idle brought out a secret weapon on their second night – an especially acerbic Mick Jagger, who roasted them before the media could.

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The End Is Nigh: Monty Python Reunite For Final Round Of Gigs At The O2


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In what may just be the biggest comeback in showbiz history, the remaining members of Monty Python have teamed up again for a number of reunion shows. John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam took to the stage at the O2 Arena in London on Tuesday night in what is to be the start of a 10-gig run.

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Eric Idle - The Pythons return for one final round of gigs.

In a fit of nostalgia, they performed a collection of classic sketches, including the Four Yorkshiremen and the Lumberjack Song. They concluded the show with a sing-along to the ever popular Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life.

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Jennifer Wade - Monty Python Live held at The O2 - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 1st July 2014

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Monty Python and Jennifer Wade
Monty Python and Alistair Stewart
Monty Python and Alistair Stewart

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!"

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Rolling Stones Stars Sir Mick Jagger And Charlie Watts Poke Fun At Themselves In This Sketch To Promote The Live Comeback Of Comedy Troupe Monty Python

Rolling Stones stars Sir Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts poke fun at themselves in this sketch to promote the live comeback of comedy troupe Monty Python. Jagger ironically says, Monty Python? Are they still going? Who wants to see that again? They're a bunch of wrinkly old men trying to relive their youth and make a load of money, which references criticism the rockers face for still touring in their 70s. Monty Python's string of reunion shows start on Tuesday (01Jul14) at London's 02 Arena. Shown on YouTube. - Tuesday 1st July 2014

Rolling Stones, Sir Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Monty Python
Rolling Stones, Sir Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Monty Python
Rolling Stones, Sir Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Monty Python
Rolling Stones, Sir Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Monty Python
Rolling Stones, Sir Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Monty Python
Rolling Stones, Sir Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Monty Python

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Terry Jones and Monty Python Thursday 17th March 2005

Terry Jones and Monty Python

Clay Aiken Signs Autographs Outside The Shubert Theatre After His Performance In Broadway's 'Monty Python's Spamalot'

Clay Aiken and Monty Python Thursday 16th October 2008 Clay Aiken signs autographs outside the Shubert Theatre after his performance in Broadway's 'Monty Python's Spamalot' New York City, USA

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Clay Aiken and Monty Python
Clay Aiken and Monty Python
Clay Aiken and Monty Python
Clay Aiken and Monty Python
Clay Aiken and Monty Python

Tyra Banks Visits Monty Python's Spamalot In Times Square

Tyra Banks and Monty Python - Wednesday 9th April 2008 at Times Square New York City, USA

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Tyra Banks and Monty Python
Tyra Banks and Monty Python
Tyra Banks and Monty Python
Tyra Banks and Monty Python
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