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Monty Python have launched their own YouTube channel showing a selection of the comedy troupe's sketches. The Pythons - John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin - decided to start up the channel because they disliked seeing low-quality versions of their skits online. "For 3 years you YouTubers have been ripping us off, taking tens of thousands of our videos and putting them on YouTube," said a statement on the group's page. "Now the tables are turned. It's time for us to take matters into our own hands." It continued: (more) »
- By Simon Reynolds
Well as careers go, here’s a good one. Start off writing a fanzine and wind up working with and for Del Close and Monty Python and, specifically, John Cleese. Then you get to write all kinds of books about your labors.
Long-time comics journalist and frequent ComicMix commenter Kim Howard Johnson has a new book out called Monty Python’s Tunisian Holiday. It’s a misnomer; Monty Python was in Tunisia to work. They were making a movie. Monty Python’s Life of Brian, to be exact. But few would buy a book called Kim Howard Johnson’s Tunisian Holiday unless it had a lot of sex in it, so the title choice is obvious. So are the contents: it’s Howard’s account of his time with the Pythons in Tunisia filming The Life of Brian and touches on his time on-stage with the group at the famed »
- Mike Gold
2 items from 2008
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