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ALEX HAZE

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Is Monty Python an Ex-Python?

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4 years ago by Alex Haze in Entertainment > Comedy

Has it ceased to be? Bereft of life, does it rest in peace? No, it's shuffling through the O2 arena! Monty Python Live (mostly), stars five of the original six surreal comedians who made Monty Python.

They were great in their time, giving us Holy Grail, Life of Brian, and The Meaning of Life (And they had a better answer, I think, than "42"), along with some timeless sketches: the dead parrot, ministry of silly walks, argument clinic, spam, cheese shop, gumbies, etc. But have they run their course?

The latest live show features no new stuff, according to John Cleese. And he's also explicitly said that the show is being done for the money, since Cleese has recently had a very expensive divorce. Are the Pythons comprimising their artistic integrity? Did they have any to begin with?

I think that the show does have some value, as it may bring Monty P. to a younger audience. I've started watching the TV show Monty Python's Flying Circus online. But Monty Python Live (Mostly) isn't breaking any new ground. And I think that's a good thing. It just isn't the same without Graham.

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Mitchell Hill

Bit like Johnny Rotten doing a country life butter commercial. It makes you sigh very deeply.

4 years ago by Mitchell Hill

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Nicole C

Did you see the show?

4 years ago by Nicole C

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Alex Haze

I've seen bits of it. It's mostly old sketches with some dance numbers thrown in.

4 years ago by Alex Haze

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James Ellis

I saw this at the O2. You have the feeling this is no doubt for the cash only. Monty Python always came up with fresh stuff in their day, and these are just tried and tested old songs and sketches. My though was if the guys had seem themselves to this back in the day when they were doing television, they would send a message to there older selves and say 'Don't DO IT!!' So yea a few laughs but no venom

4 years ago by James Ellis

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Selena  Roberts

Noone is expecting a new programme at this point. It's one big last hurray and why not. People are happy to still see them alive.

4 years ago by Selena Roberts

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