November 19, 2013
The legendary British comedy troupe is coming back together for the first time in years.
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Arguably the funniest comedy troupe in history (suck it, Abbott & Costello), British icons Monty Python have announced that they'll be reuniting for a stage show, the first time the funny-men have appeared together since the Aspen Comedy Festival in 1998. "We're getting together and putting on a show - it's real," Terry Jones told the BBC. "I'm quite excited about it. I hope it makes us a lot of money. I hope to be able to pay off my mortgage!"
Jones, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin are scheduled to discuss the reunion on Thursday; founding member Graham Chapman passed away in 1989, and the friends haven't officially performed together since. Nothing much is known about their plans, but given their record we can't help but get excited. To whet your collective appetites, we'd assembled a selection of the Pythons' funniest sketches, from their show, Monty Python's Flying Circus, as well as the feature films, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Monty Python's Life of Brian and Monty Python and the Meaning of Life.
Always Look on the Bright Side of Life
The Spanish Inquisition
Ministry of Silly Walks
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Complete movie on YouTube! Do they know about this?)