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Game Of Thrones Writers Hid Monty Python Jokes In Script

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...

Royal Mail Commemorates British Comedy Legends With Special Series Of Stamps

Royal Mail is marking April Fool’s Day by creating a set of stamps featuring some of Britain’s most treasured comedians, including the Monty Python team and The Two Ronnies. The stamps went on sale on...

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

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...

The Cure Perform With Eric Idle

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...

Eric Idle: 'Michael Palin Turned Down Tour Plans'

Eric Idle has blamed Michael Palin for scuppering plans for a Monty Python tour during a reunion lunch last week (ends21Dec14).The veteran comedians reformed for a run of shows at London's O2 Arena over the...

Jack Whitehall Wins 'King Of Comedy' For Third Time

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,...

Monty Python Stars Honoured At British Comedy Awards

The stars of veteran comedy troupe Monty Python were handed a lifetime achievement prize at the British Comedy Awards in London on Tuesday night (16Dec14).The funnymen, including John Cleese and Michael Palin, landed the prestigious...

Terry Jones' Ex-wife Received Half Monty Python Show Earnings

Monty Python star Terry Jones insists the comedy troupe's reunion shows will not help pay off his mortgage because his ex-wife received half of his salary.The comedian reunited with John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam...

Monty Python Tune Tops Funeral Song List

Monty Python's irreverent Life Of Brian anthem Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life has topped a new poll to find Britain's favourite funeral song.Eric Idle's optimistic tune has beaten out the hymns The...

John Cleese Named Britain's Most Influential Funnyman

Monty Python star John Cleese has topped a new poll to find the most influential British comedian of all time.The 75-year-old actor has beaten out Only Fools And Horses' Sir David Jason to claim the...

Monty Python In Reunion Talks

The members of British comedy troupe Monty Python will meet in December (14) to discuss new ways to capitalise on the success of their reunion shows earlier this year (14).The veteran cast, including John Cleese...

Monty Python Land Comedy Nominations For Reunion Show

The stars of Monty Python have landed two British Comedy Award nominations for their reunion shows.The veteran cast, including John Cleese and Michael Palin, returned for the first time in 30 years to play a...

John Cleese: 'Monty Python Shows Didn't Excite Me'

Funnyman John Cleese has performed his stand-up show so many times he failed to find any excitement from the huge crowds who attended the Monty Python reunion.The legendary comedy troupe returned for a series of...

Monty Python's Banned Film To Be Screened In U.k. Town

Monty Python's 1979 comedy Life Of Brian is to be screened in a U.K. town 35 years after local officials banned the movie over its "blasphemous" content.City officials in Truro, in Cornwall, south west England,...

Michael Palin To Narrate Kids' Tv Show

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...

Probe Launched Over Monty Python Show

A broadcasting watchdog in the U.K. has launched an investigation into complaints over the live broadcast of the Monty Python show last month (Jul14).The reunited comedy troupe's final performance at London's O2 Arena on 20...

Terry Jones: 'I Needed Cue Cards At Monty Python Shows'

Monty Python star Terry Jones has defended his use of cue cards during the comedy troupe's reunion shows this month (Jul14), insisting the memory aid did not ruin the experience for the audience.The veteran funnyman...

Mike Myers Joins Monty Python For Final Show

Hollywood comedian Mike Myers became an honorary member of Monty Python on Sunday night (20Jul14) as the veteran funnymen closed their reunion shows in London.The comedy troupe bowed out at the city's O2 Arena after...

Monty Python Earn £2m For Final Shows

Monty Python are set to make £2.2 million each from their recent reunion.The legendary comedy troupe - consisting of John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones - will all earn a...

Monty Python's Dead Parrot Laid To Rest In London

A huge sculpture depicting Monty Python's iconic dead parrot has been erected in central London.The comedy quartet's famous sketch, in which John Cleese attempts to return a deceased bird to a pet store, has inspired...

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

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,...

Eric Idle Shrugs Off Monty Python Criticism

Monty Python star Eric Idle has shrugged off negative reviews of the comedy troupe's reunion shows, insisting they had "15,000 happy customers" on opening night.The veteran funnymen have reunited for their first stage shows in...

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

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...

Monty Python Kick Off Final Run Of Gigs

Monty Python had fans in hysterics as they kicked off their residency at London's The O2 arena last night (01.07.14).The legendary comedy troupe - consisting of John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam and...

Monty Python Thrill Fans With Comeback But Leave Critics Cold

Legendary comedy troupe Monty Python sealed their live comeback in front of 16,000 fans in London on Tuesday night (01Jul14).John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin kicked off their Monty Python...

Mick Jagger Takes The Mickey In Monty Python Reunion Tour Video

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...

Rolling Stones Stars Appear In Monty Python Promo

Rolling Stones stars Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts have filmed a skit to promote the Monty Python comedy troupe's live comeback.In the sketch, posted on YouTube.com on Monday (30Jun14), Jagger jokes that the comedians planning...

Monty Python Stars Auctioning Cameo Role In Live Show

The stars of Monty Python are raising money for charity by offering a cameo part in their live show to the highest bidder.The British comedy troupe is reuniting for a string of 10 performances at...

Monty Python's Final Show To Be Broadcast Live On British Tv

Fans who missed out on tickets to Monty Python's sold-out reunion shows will be able to catch a live broadcast of the comedy group's final performance on U.K. Tv.The beloved comedy troupe will hit the...

Monty Python Stars Release Soccer World Cup Tune

The stars of Monty Python have sealed their comeback by releasing an unofficial anthem for the soccer World Cup.The comedy troupe will be back on stage next month (Jul14) for the first time in 30...

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