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John Cleese Delighted To Have 'No Obligation' To Monty Python

John Cleese is ''delighted'' to have ''no obligation'' to carry on with 'Monty Python' following the death of Terry Jones.The 80-year-old comic reunited with Terry - who did in January aged 77 - Michael Palin,...

Michael Palin Had To Eat Mud Making Monty Python And The Holy Grail

Sir Michael Palin was forced to eat mud when making 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail'.The 77-year-old actor explained how he was forced to chew down on a mixture of chocolate and earth as he...

Neil Innes Left Entire £360k Estate To His Wife

Neil Innes left his entire £360,000 estate to his wife.The 'Monty Python' star passed away suddenly in December at the age of 75 and probate records show he has given his entire £360,000 fortune to...

Unused 'Monty Python' Sketches Found In Michael Palin's Archives

Unseen sketches from the legendary Monty Python comedy team have been unearthed in Michael Palin’s archives.The iconic comedy group, consisting of Palin, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam and the late Graham Chapman,...

Michael Palin: "The Pythons Will Rally Round Terry Jones"

Michael Palin has said that Terry Jones can count on his fellow Pythons to rally around him following his diagnosis with dementia and speech-limiting aphasia.Last month Jones revealed he had been diagnosed with the devastating...

Michael Palin Writes Moving Post After Terry Jones Reveals Dementia Diagnosis

Monty Python star Michael Palin has penned a moving post about his friend and colleague Terry Jones’ dementia diagnosis. Jones’ diagnosis was revealed earlier this week, with a spokesperson for the actor and writer saying...

Terry Gilliam Confirms 'Don Quixote' Movie Will Finally Be Made This Year - With Adam Driver To Thank

After nearly twenty years of trying to get it off the ground, director Terry Gilliam claims that he’s finally getting the chance to make his Don Quixote movie – and apparently, the success of the...

Stephen Fry Is Leaving ‘Qi’, Replaced By Sandi Toksvig

Stephen Fry is leaving QI. The 58-year-old actor and comedian is stepping down as the host of the popular BBC show as of next year. Fry has described the job as the “best in television”...

Michael Palin 'Denied' By Son

Michael Palin's son used to ''deny'' the Monty Python star was his father.Tom Palin, 47, admits he was an ''idiot'' to ignore his dad's fame because he felt pressure to follow a similar career path,...

Monty Python Members Reuniting For Tribeca Film Festival Celebration

Eric Idle, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones will come together for a special screening of the 1975 movie at The Beacon Theatre on 24 April (15). The 2015...

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...

Monthy Python Group Turn Down $32m World Tour

The Monthy Python troupe has turned down a world tour that would have earned them $32 million.John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam had been offered the hefty sum by promoters who wanted...

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...

They're Very Naughty Boys: Ofcom Probes Monty Python Swearing

Communications watchdog Ofcom is investigating the Monty Python live show after bad language was broadcast before the watershed. Many of the complaints about the farewell show on 'Gold' concerned offensive language though some fans had...

Monty Python Perform Together For Final Time

The members of legendary comedy troupe 'Monty Python' performed together for the final time on Sunday (20.07.14).Eric Idle, 71, John Cleese, 74, Michael Palin, 71, Terry Gilliam, 73, and Terry Jones, 72, took their last...

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,...

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...

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...

'The Last Night Of Monty Python' Stage Show To Be Shown In Cinemas

This latest announcement will see Monty Python fans simultaneously rejoice and mourn. The bizarre band of innovative comedians will regroup for the final time to perform at London’s O2 arena in July. The five remaining...

Michael Palin: "A Lot Of Monty Python Was Crap, It Really Was"

Michael Palin, 70, has claimed that much of his pioneering comedy show Monty Python's Flying Circus was "crap". The comedian, writer and broadcaster conceded there had been some "gleaming moments" such as the Dead Parrot...

Michael Palin Calls Monty Python "Crap" As Reunion Shows Loom

Last November (2013) the famed British comedy group announced that they will be reuniting for a series of stage performances to take place this coming July.Each performance will be held at London's O2 Arena, and...

Monty Python Live Tickets Sell Out In Just 43 Seconds, More Shows Announced

The eagerly-awaited Monty Python stage show has been extended from one to five days, scheduled for early July next year. The move to add more live dates to the list came as organisers announced that...

Monty Python Want South Park Collaboration

The Monty Python gang want to work with 'South Park'.Terry Jones is reuniting with his old comedy collaborators John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and Eric Idle for the 'Monty Python Live (Mostly)' show, and...

Monty Python Tickets From £25. Showing The Stones How To Do It.

News that the surviving members of Monty Python are to reunite for a one-off show at London's O2 Arena in July was met with universal delight in the comedy world this week, though there was...

John Cleese: Monty Python Reunion Will Pay Alimony

John Cleese will use the Monty Python reunion to pay his ex-wife.The 74-year-old funnyman is to reunite with the legendary comedy troupe for a one-off show at London's The O2 in London next year and...

Monty Python Will Include Late Graham Chapman In Show

Monty Python will include late member Graham Chapman in their live comedy show.The group have reunited for a performance at The O2 in London, which will take place on July 1, 2014 and although Graham...

Monty Python Will Be Back With New Stage Show! Press Conference Scheduled For Today!

Earlier this week, Terry Jones announced that he and the surviving Monty Python members will all return to the stage, marking the first time in decades since they were all reunited. Jones' initial statement was...

Monty Python Reunion Sees Bookies Cutting Odds On New Feature Film

News of the Monty Python reunion ripped through the entertainment world on Tuesday (August 19, 2013), with the surviving members of the Flying Circus, John Cleese, 74, Terry Gilliam, 72, Terry Jones, 71, Eric Idle,...

Monty Python Back Together For Stage Show - Just In Time For Christmas

They say timing is everything when it comes to comedy, although that logic applies to more then a well-delivered joke, it would seem. The cast of Monty Python, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Eric...

Producer Of "Monty Python And The Holy Grail" Wins Royalty Lawsuit Against The Comedians

The producer behind Monty Python and the Holy Grail has won the lawsuit against the comedy team, entitling him to one seventh of the profits from Spamalot – a musical, based on the film. Mark...

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