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4 years ago

Monty Python Add Four More Reunion Shows

The group's run of performances is now called 'Monty Python Live (Mostly)'
By Kory Grow
November 25, 2013 10:45 AM ET

Tickets to Monty Python's "one-off" London reunion show sold out in 43.5 seconds, according to the BBC, so the comedy quintet has added four more engagements. The performances, now being billed as "Monty Python Live (Mostly)," will now run from July 1st to July 5th, 2014 at London's O2 Arena, which accommodates up to 20,000 audience members at any given event. The group claimed last week that it intends to film the initial show to be released as a film or DVD at a later point. Tickets for all of the performances are on sale now.

4 years ago

The Monty Python Boys Are Making A New Movie And They're Bringing Simon Pegg Along
By Joanna Robinson | Trade News | December 11, 2013 |

Couldn’t have happened to a lovelier, dopier Brit. Simon Pegg has been chosen to join the surviving members of Monty Python for their new film Absolutely Anything. The film will be a combination of live action and animation with Pegg playing “a disillusioned school teacher who suddenly finds he has magical powers, bestowed upon him by aliens” and the Monty Python boys, well, they’ll be playing the aliens.

The film will be directed by Terry Jones (Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian and Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life). Pegg says of the opportunity, “As someone whose love of comedy was hugely informed by Monty Python, the chance to work with Terry was a gift. Meeting your heroes is one thing - working with them is something else.”

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