Monty Python is officially reuniting. The comedic legendary group of television (Monty Python’s Flying Circus), film (Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Life of Brian), and theater (Monty Python’s Spamalot) is set to bring the world more unique comedy sketches. Details will be released during a press conference on Thursday at The Playhouse Theatre that is located in London’s West End.
The original group included the following six talented performers: John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, and the late Graham Chapman who died from cancer in 1989. Eric Idle shared news of the reunion through his personal Twitter account.
Only three days to go till the Python Press Conference. Make sure Python fans are alerted to the big forthcoming news event.
— Eric Idle (@EricIdle) November 18, 2013
Python meeting this morning. Can't wait. Press Conference Thursday will apparently be live on Sky News. I'll get you the online URL.
— Eric Idle (@EricIdle) November 19, 2013
Terry Jones spoke with BBC about the reunion. “We’re getting together and putting on a show, it’s real.” Jones said before adding, “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.”
Many fans have enthusiastically taken the news.
So excited that my pal @EricIdle and the rest of the Monty Python guys are reuniting to do a new show together.
— Alan Zweibel (@AlanZweibel) November 19, 2013
Monty Python is reuniting. I know I say this a lot, but this is the best day of my life. http://t.co/19K0xC8eVq
— Erin Gloria Ryan (@morninggloria) November 19, 2013
Monty Python reunion for a stage tour. Wow. I'll be there.
— Ryyyyyyy (@RyanEglon) November 19, 2013
However, some fans of the original sketches have been skeptical about the reunion.
According to actor and fan, David Schneider, through an interview with BBC 5, “The worry is, what if its rubbish, as you get older and wealthier and part of the establishment, you lose your edge comedically. I’m sure they’ll do new stuff, I’d be very disappointed if it’s all old sketches.”
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