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The Comedy Curator’s Christmas Cuts

While I am not usually a fan of these kinds of lists, I do miss my annual tradition of sending holiday mix tapes, and later mix CDs, to friends and family. So a few caveats. Please note that this playlist does not suggest any particular [...]

By Dan Pasternack

John Cleese’s Early Days on ‘I’m Sorry, I’ll Read That Again’

When John Cleese looks back on his life in the first volume of his memoir, So, Anyway…, he doesn’t say that the happiest time in his life was starring in an immensely popular sit-com with his then-wife. It’s not working on Monty Python’s Flying [...]

By Ramsey Ess

John Cleese and Eric Idle Announce Fall 2016 North American Tour Dates

John Cleese and Eric Idle are embarking on another round of their tour Together Again At Last…For The Very First Time. Today the two announced that their tour will return to Canada and the US this fall from October through November, this time [...]

By Megh Wright

John Cleese and Eric Idle Drop Some Sick Terry Gilliam Burns

Time Out recently conducted interviews with Monty Python's John Cleese and Eric Idle ahead of their live reunion shows next month, covering everything from the sad state of BBC's current comedies to the group's many disagreements over the [...]

By Megh Wright

Monty Python Adds Another Five Reunion Shows

Monty Python's reunion next year has already been expanded from one to five shows, and now the group has announced they'll be doing an additional five shows at London's O2 Arena next summer. The five living members of the group –  John Cleese, [...]

By Elise Czajkowski

The Monty Python Guys Are Now Doing Five Shows in London

Last week, the five living members of Monty Python announced a reunion show at the O2 Arena in London  for July 1. Tickets went on sale this morning, and sold so fast that the troupe has added four more shows. Tickets then went on sale for July [...]

By Elise Czajkowski

Monty Python Will Perform at the O2 Arena in London on July 1

The five living members of Monty Python confirmed their plans to reunite for a stage show this morning. Eric Idle, Michael Palin, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones said they'll be performing at London's O2 Arena on July 1, 2014, saying [...]

By Elise Czajkowski

Three Pythons Reunite to Discuss, Argue, and Quip in 1989

The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 150,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, [...]

By Ramsey Ess

Russell Brand Will Star in Eric Idle’s Stage Romp What About Dick?

Russell Brand will don the stage actor's powdered wig for a few performances of What About Dick?, a play by Eric Idle, in LA this April. The rest of the British cast is pretty fantastic too: Eddie Izzard, Jane Leeves, Sophie Winkleman, Tracey [...]

By Hallie Cantor