If any troupe has stood the test of time, it’s British comedy team Monty Python. The stories and sketches Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, and Terry Gilliam have heavily influenced generaations. Every 10 years, Monty Python reunites to tell and retell their stories about pitching the idea to the BBC, […]
For the 50th anniversary of Monty Python’s Flying Circus‘ first broadcast, on BBC 1, Michael Palin has narrated and constructed a series of shws for BBC Radio 4, Monty Python at 50: The Self-Abasement Tapes, broadcasting sketches that never made it to air, or in very limited capacities, such as advertising for the show and […]
If you currently don’t have enough Monty Python in your life, never fear! Netflix has got you covered, apparently. The streaming service giant has acquired the entire Python catalogue of films, Flying Circus episodes, and various live performances and will be launching them sometime later this year. The UK and Canada Netflix subscribers will actually get […]
Monty Python‘s Terry Jones and entrepreneur Theo Kocken take on the assumptions about modern capitalism in Boom Bust Boom. It’s a unique look at why economic crashes happen featuring Jones, and special guests. The film posits that the cycle of booms and busts is not just endemic to the system, but part of a very […]
Deadline has the exclusive clip from Absolutely Anything, the final role of the late Robin Williams. The film from Monty Python’s Terry Jones is a sci-fi comedy starring Simon Pegg whose character is granted the ability to do anything by a group of scheming aliens (played by the Pythons). Williams, the first to have signed on to […]
By Jeb D. When it was announced earlier this year that there would be a live theatrical broadcast of the final performance of the Monty Python “farewell” shows from London’s O2 arena, people that know me assumed I’d be first in line for tickets. My siblings and I were what you might call “first generation” […]
If I had the power to do absolutely anything, I'd cast these guys too.
They've got a bigger budget and an excellent writer.
You can ask him yourself, but I think Rich’s favourite TV show on right now is Horrible Histories, a sketch comedy show about… well, horrible, historic things. It’s aimed at kids and has a lot of music, plus guest stars from the width and breadth of British comedy. It actually is pretty good. Rich would […]
If there's a member of Monty Python that won't be appearing in A Liar's Autobiography, you might be surprised to hear it won't be Graham Chapman.
Terry Jones‘ writing partner of late has been Gavin Scott. Together, they’re the chief writers behind the promised new Terry Pratchett TV shows, one of which should be an adaptation of Good Omens, the other of would be something like a crime-of-the-week show set on Discworld – CSI: Ankh Morpork, as it were. Another of […]
It’s been over twenty years since the premature death of Monty Python Graham Chapman in 1989 from cancer. But now his fellow Pythons are determined to bring Chapman back to the attention of a generation that has missed his wit through an animation of his ‘fanciful’ autobiography A Liar’s Autobiography: Volume VI. Not only that, […]
Development work is underway on The Watch, a crime-of-the-week TV series set on Terry Pratchett‘s Discworld. I gave you lots and lots of details already, but the short version is this: a fantasy version of CSI with Monty Python‘s Terry Jones on the writing team. Below, you can watch a fly on the wall look […]
Ever wished that CSI had a bit more magic, a bit less pseudo-science and was set on a flat disc-shaped world balanced on the back of four elephants standing on the back of a giant turtle? Me too! And it looks like we’re going to get at least two of our wishes to come sort-of-true! […]
Last September, word got out about a proposed Sandman series from Warner Bros. TV: Rights have yet to be agreed and, uniquely, Neil Gaiman negotiated himself a creator-participant deal on what was originally a DC owned trademark and comic book. Supernatural’s Eric Kripke… is favoured showrunner. As of yet, Neil Gaiman is not involved. But as of […]
There are three people in this story called Terry, two of them former Monty Python members. If I don’t pay attention I might mix them up. For several years, Terry Gilliam was working on a big-screen adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s satanic-messianic twist on Just William, the almost unbearably funny novel Good Omens. […]