Monty Python Is Back On For A Reunion Stage ShowBy: Tobias Roth - November 19, 2013
Everyone needs more Monty Python in their lives right? Well, some people certainly do, and for those lucky fans of the hit films and television shows, the group has decided to get back together for a reunion show. The group of famous comedy actors made famous under the direction of Terry Gilliam is making a comeback almost 45 years since their first television shows together.
Each of the different actors involved with the original show have taken different paths as their careers have evolved, but fans will always remember them most for their Monty Python roles.
The group first appeared in the sketch comedy show Monty Python’s Flying Circus, and following that, the group made the incredibly popular film Monty Python And The Holy Grail.
Terry Jones, confirmed the news when telling BBC News that “We’re getting together and putting on a show – it’s real. I’m quite excited about it. I hope it makes us a lot of money.” The original Monty Python group seems to be very excited about the reunion, and fans of their comedy certainly will be too.
Monty Python’s Life Of Brian and Monty Python’s The Meaning Of Life gained popularity as well, but have never been held with such high regard as the original film. The comedians are all in their 70s now, which could make for a different type of show, and would it really be as good as their original stuff?
The five living members of the Monty Python group are made up of John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Eric Idle, and the sixth member of their group, Graham Chapman died in 1989 after being diagnosed wtih cancer.
Terry Gilliam has probably been in the spotlight more than any of the others since the group quit, making such cult films as Brazil, 12 Monkeys, and Fear In Loathing In Las Vegas. John Cleese has also become a well-known actor appearing in several films including A Fish Called Wanda, Palin makes travel documentaries, Idle is responsible for writing Spamalot, and Jones has written some film scripts including
How do fans feel about the reunion? Would you watch it? Discuss.
The Monty Python reunion stage show is a big deal for fans, since it has been a long time for the group to be seen on stage or on the screen together. The last time that they appeared together was in 2009 at their fortieth anniversary celebrations in New York.
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