Graham Chapman - Monty Python's Graham Chapman Commemorated With Plaque At Local Pub
In a small pub in Highgate, London, a group of the most revered comedians of all-time gathered to celebrate the life of one of their own, with a plaque being put up at the Angel Pub in memory of Monty Python's Graham Chapman, who died of cancer back in 1989. Among those there were fellow Python members and close friend Terry Jones and Michael Palin, whilst other former colleagues of Chapman including fellow comic Barry Cryer and Carol Cleveland turned out for the memorial ceremony.
"This was Graham's manor and Graham was a lovely guy" Palin said at the event, reports the Bbc. "I spent many happy times with him, most of which I forget. This was where he was and we used to come up here to see him. Highgate was his patch and he should be celebrated because he was a very good, brilliant, funny, nice, wise, kind man, who occasionally drank too much." Palin added that Chapman would've been delighted to see so many old friends turn out to commemorate him, commenting "I think he'd be suitably impressed that we all came along. He would have stroked his sideburns a bit as he was known to do. I think he would have approved."
Barry Cryer described Chapman as "one of my best mates". He added "We did an awful lot of writing together, but also an awful lot of drinking together. I think the pub is the perfect place to put the plaque. Very Graham, very silly."