Monty Python Members to Reunite for TV Special

John Cleese in The Ministry of Funny Walks

John Cleese in "The Ministry of Funny Walks"

Yesterday, it was reported that the great British comedy troupe Monty Python’s Flying Circus will reunite for a TV special celebrating the 40th Anniversary of their first broadcast by the BBC.  Earbender is joining the fray by publicizing a podcast comprising a sampling of their comedy to you and anyone else who reads this page!

In the 70s, their tv show, lps and films comprised some of the best comedy at a time when George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Robert Klein, Saturday Night Live and even Steve Martin were as popular as rock stars (they all made albums too).

Monty Python is somewhat forgotten now, but their humor lives on. The hit Broadway play Spamalot, written by Python’s Eric Idle is based on their brilliant 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It is quite ironic considering their multi-media attack in the 70s cannot be reproduced now. There are serious disputes among the cast members based on Spamalot itself, that prevent them from truly teaming up.

Monty Python Argument Clinic

The tv special, as described in the Telegraph, is a compendium of interviews with the former members, and makes it clear there was no true reunion.

In commemoration, earbender is promoting the podcast, hosted by Keith Olbermann, a tribute to the troupe featuring their albums, which were recently reissued by Sony Legacy.  Please visit Sony’s podcast page and take a listen and SHARE it!  The interview with Eric Idle was contributed by Sybil Augustine of WORT.

As a fan, I would like to thank Monty Python for making me laugh very hard on so many occasions!

Comments are closed.