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London, England (1969 – 1983)

Monty Python is a comedy troupe of 4 Englishmen (John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Michael Palin, Eric Idle), 1 Welshman (Terry Jones) and 1 American (Terry Gilliam), best known for their legendary and influential sketch comedy show “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” (which ran for four seasons from 1969 to 1974). The troupe also wrote and starred in the films “And Now for Something Completely Different” (1971), “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” (1975), “Monty Python’s Life of Brian” (1979), “Monty Python Live At The Hollywood Bowl” (1982) and “Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life” (1983). The group formed in 1969 in London, England and ceased normal activity as a comedy troupe in 1983 although the members continue to appear in one another’s projects and there have been sporadic reunions since then.

The group includes Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle (the trio from Cambridge, who are all taller than all the other members of the group, and known as the more “aggressive” half of the group), Terry Jones (from Wales), Michael Palin (from Oxford) and Terry Gilliam (Minnesota in the United States). Chapman wrote the sketches with Cleese, Jones wrote with Palin, Idle wrote alone and Gilliam did the animations. Neil Innes and Carol Cleveland have both on occasion been mentioned as the “7th Python”.

Graham Chapman, widely known as “The Dead One”, died of cancer on October 4, 1989, the day before Python’s 20th anniversary (thus being called “the greatest party pooper of all time” by Terry Jones), is tagged as the greatest actor among the group by his fellow Pythons. He had problems with alcohol and was a dedicated smoker of the pipe (he appears with a pipe in his hand in most of the Python sketches).

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  • Moorzilko

    Monty Python Live (Mostly) was so fucking good, at the end I was abcolutely exhausted because of laughing

    13 Aug 7:19am Reply
  • MrChimney

    The cannons were a laugh, to be sure. I think they've been watching too many Rammstein gigs as of late, though, heh... :b

    26 Jul 6:40pm Reply
  • stitchesaresore

    I thought I might piss myself when they brought the cannons out!

    23 Jul 5:54pm Reply
  • MrChimney

    Indeed it was. I don't quite remember when was the last time I had laughed continuously that much.

    22 Jul 6:44am Reply
  • stitchesaresore

    Monty Python Live (Mostly) was bloody amazing. See this in theater while you've got the chance!

    21 Jul 12:49am Reply
  • udilond

    If you like Monty Python's quotes like 'We're the knights who say NI!' hang it on your wall as a handmade speech bubble. https://www.etsy.com/il-en/shop/MsgBbl?ref=hdr_shop_menu http://www.pinterest.com/MsginaBbl/message-in-a-bubble/

    28 Jun 11:15pm Reply
  • climbing--down

    NUDGE NUDGE [2]

    16 Mar 7:50am Reply
  • freshair618

    Can I have fifty pounds to mend the shed?

    12 Mar 11:33pm Reply
  • celesopera

    This lastfm page is silly!

    1 Jan 8:48pm Reply
  • Cassavapiece

    The All-England Summarize Proust Competition

    29 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Cris1707

    Some watery tart handing out weaponry is no basis for a leadership.

    2 Nov 2013 Reply
  • sophiewilder

    What's the point of going abroad if you're just another tourist carted around in buses surrounded by sweaty mindless oafs from Kettering and Boventry in their bloth caps and their bardigans and their transistor radios bomplaining about the tea - "Oh they don't make it properly here, do they, not like at home" - and stopping at endless Majorcan bodegas selling fish and chips and Watney's Red Barrel and calamari's and two veg and sitting in their cotton frocks squirting Timothy White's sun cream all over their puffy raw swollen purulent flesh 'cos they "overdid it on the first day."

    1 Sep 2013 Reply
  • MrChimney

    It's not much of a cheese shop, is it?

    16 Aug 2013 Reply
  • ramonathemuffin

    You sons of a silly person!!

    7 Aug 2013 Reply
  • martini-bgd

    nobody expects the spanish inquisition

    22 May 2013 Reply
  • LauraBppc

    Ni

    1 Apr 2013 Reply
  • phillipkilch316

    What have the romans ever done for us? Brought peace? Oh peace, SHUT UP!!!!!

    2 Feb 2013 Reply
  • sinztye

    llllllamaaaaaaaas!!

    14 Sep 2012 Reply
  • pteronophobic

    I'm afraid I'm not personally qualified to confuse cats...

    7 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Ferdokki

    "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" was used in our chemistry class. XD

    21 Jun 2012 Reply
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