Monty Python reunite

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21/11/2013 at 13:32

Intellectual comedy? Stupid? Spamtastic?

21/11/2013 at 13:59

It won't be the same without Graham Chapman...

21/11/2013 at 14:15

Of its time, should've been let in the '70s.  Hit and miss even then, albeit ground-breaking, and incredibly funny and inspired when they got it right.

What are they going to do anyway?  Just sounds like a money-spinner to me. 

21/11/2013 at 15:12

I think they've been pretty honest in saying that it is a money spinner!

I thought it was very hit and miss. Some excellent sketches, but some dreadful ones as well! 

I do love Spamalot though

21/11/2013 at 15:38

Wish I had the skills, I'd offer to produce it

21/11/2013 at 15:42

I hate the whole idea. I hate the sort of people it will attract. Can't see why people ever pay good money to see TV comedy spewed up on stage like this and overgrown schoolboys having a collective wet dream over it. I saw Spamalot just before it opened because a friend was in it. It was crap too. 

21/11/2013 at 15:44

Badoom tish, Bear!

I think that they have a sufficient fan base that people will be interested.  When asked if they will be doing old or new material Cleese was very shrewd in noting that the fans want the old stuff.  I think those that go will enjoy it.

It's not *that* long after Cleese's 'paying for his divorce' tour.

Edited: 21/11/2013 at 15:44
21/11/2013 at 15:48
Sussex Runner NLR wrote (see)

I hate the whole idea. I hate the sort of people it will attract. Can't see why people ever pay good money to see TV comedy spewed up on stage like this and overgrown schoolboys having a collective wet dream over it. I saw Spamalot just before it opened because a friend was in it. It was crap too. 

I knew someone who would quote Monty Python at length. He was an utter knob but I don't think they're all like that.

21/11/2013 at 15:51

Ooh yay - thanks Mouse, wasn't sure anyone would get that

21/11/2013 at 15:51

Yes they are

21/11/2013 at 15:55
Sussex Runner NLR wrote (see)

Yes they are

Well if you can say that definitively it must mean you know every Monty Python fan - and if you do, logically that can only mean that you are one too.

21/11/2013 at 15:59

Like Phil says. Of it's time. But those sorts of shows are full of annoying people wanking and laughing at every stupid crap thing. I've seen it on the telly. I never noticed anyone who was any different. 

21/11/2013 at 16:01

Wanking and laughing? Can you do both at the same time? 

Edited: 21/11/2013 at 16:01
21/11/2013 at 16:03

Ha Ha Ha Ha 

21/11/2013 at 16:05

21/11/2013 at 16:18

I can't see them being able to bring the same level of physicality (e.g. ministry of silly walks) but I think as a one off (plus the DVD no doubt) it will sell out.

Not much different to going to see the Rolling Stones live last year?  

M...eldy    pirate
21/11/2013 at 16:50

Oh?  I didnt think they were that funny ??   

Jumping Jack Flash Bang Wallop  

21/11/2013 at 17:17

MISTAKE! MISTAKE! MISTAKE!

21/11/2013 at 20:46

Life of Brian was classic, most of the rest of it was poor in my opinion of course.

21/11/2013 at 22:30

It was never my cup of tea but I was probably a bit young at the time, though I'm not now and I still can't see the appeal.  

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