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John Cleese Is 'Too Old' To Worry About Being Cancelled

John Cleese is "not bothered about getting cancelled".The Monty Python star has warned the trend to boycott people with controversial opinions makes people "more literal-minded" and so it has got harder to be funny and...

Michael Palin Reveals 'Sincere' Reaction From Monty Python Co-stars After Wife Helen's Death

Michael Palin received "very touching" and sincere reactions from his former Monty Python co-stars after his wife's death.The 80-year-old actor - who was part of the iconic comedy troupe alongside John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry...

John Cleese Turned Down Chance To Write Abba Musical

ABBA star Benny Andersson says John Cleese turned down the chance to write a book and musical with the pop group.The 76-year-old singer and his songwriting partner Bjorn Ulvaeus met Cleese whilst on a trip...

Michael Palin Got Sick From Old Camel Liver

Sir Michael Palin was ''extremely ill'' after eating ''old'' camel liver in Algeria.The 77-year-old star believes it is important to ''accept hospitality'' when he's travelling the world for his shows, but was left regretting his...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Unofficial England World Cup Song #8576: Monty Python Chime In With Their Own

Monty Python’s cheeky reimagining of 'Always Look on the Bright Side of Life' is a playful ditty, sure to galvanise the nation’s spirit ahead of the World Cup in Brazil. This is probably the best...

Monty Python Release Own Version Of England Football Anthem For 2014 World Cup

The recently united comedy group Monty Python are getting into the spirit of the World Cup, which kicks-off next week.The comedians have reworked their classic "Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life" tune, and...

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...

Tony Robinson: 'Blackadder Cast Won't Reunite Like Monty Python'

British actor Sir Tony Robinson is adamant the Blackadder cast will not be following the stars of Monty Python by staging a reunion because they "don't need the money".The veteran comedy troupe, including John Cleese,...

Eddie Izzard Helping Monty Python Stars With Live Shows

British comedian Eddie Izzard has been offering suggestions to the Monty Python team on how to update their sketches ahead of their live reunion in July (14).The comedy troupe announced in November (13) they will...

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...

Monty Python Stars Confirm Reunion But John Cleese Rules Out Silly Walks

Funnyman John Cleese is unable to perform his legendary 'silly walks' at the upcoming Monty Python reunion show because hip and knee replacement surgery has left him unable to contort his legs.The comedy troupe -...

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 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 Comedians Lose Lawsuit Against "Holy Grail" Producer Mark Forstater

Marc Forstater, the producer who collaborated with Monty Python on their 1975 movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail, has won a court case against the comedy troupe. The reason behind the lawsuit was that...

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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