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Monty Python drop heavy hints about reunion

Cleese and crew in 'secret talks', with a press conference imminent. Plus: is legendary comic Andy Kaufman really dead?

Monty Python: five favourite sketches – video

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The stars of Monty Python have announced a press conference this Thursday amid rumours of a reunion. They last worked as a team back in 1983, on the film The Meaning of Life. The Sun reports that the five surviving Pythons (John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Eric Idle and Michael Palin) have spent months in "secret talks". Previous rumoured projects have come to nothing, with Idle once joking: "We would only do a reunion if [Graham] Chapman came back from the dead. So we're negotiating with his agent." The press conference is scheduled for midday 21 November at London's Playhouse Theatre. Meanwhile, as the British Comedy Guide report, ex-Pythons Palin and Jones have been filming new material together for the DVD release of
See full article at The Guardian - Film News »

Monty Python drop heavy hints about reunion

Cleese and crew in 'secret talks', with a press conference imminent. Plus: is legendary comic Andy Kaufman really dead?

Monty Python: five favourite sketches – video

This week's comedy news

The stars of Monty Python have announced a press conference this Thursday amid rumours of a reunion. They last worked as a team back in 1983, on the film The Meaning of Life. The Sun reports that the five surviving Pythons (John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Eric Idle and Michael Palin) have spent months in "secret talks". Previous rumoured projects have come to nothing, with Idle once joking: "We would only do a reunion if [Graham] Chapman came back from the dead. So we're negotiating with his agent." The press conference is scheduled for midday 21 November at London's Playhouse Theatre. Meanwhile, as the British Comedy Guide report, ex-Pythons Palin and Jones have been filming new material together for the DVD release of
See full article at The Guardian - TV News »

Fresh Meat's Zawe Ashton, Aka Vod, is the coolest thing on TV right now

The plain-speaking, adventurously dressed star of Channel 4's student sitcom is bulldozing through barriers for black women on screen

Television's coolest characters often come with a signature "thing". The Fonz from Happy Days had his leather jacket and his thumbs. Master William from The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air had his hi-top fade and loud trousers. In the Channel 4 comedy Fresh Meat, Vod has her off-the-wall clothes and that withering gaze that cuts down foolishness at 20 paces. She's easily the coolest character on television at the moment, but when I tell that to the woman who plays her, the response is charmingly modest. "I would really like to keep anyone who says that in my pocket, as I go about my daily life," says Zawe Ashton (the Zawe is pronounced like "Bowie"). "When I hit a low point, I'd just ask, 'What's that you're saying in there? I'm the coolest person on TV?
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Robbie Gee to guest in 'EastEnders'

Desmond's actor Robbie Gee is to make a guest appearance in EastEnders, Digital Spy can exclusively confirm. The 45-year-old - who played the part of Lee Graham on the Channel 4 sitcom - takes on the role of Dexter, the boyfriend of Denise Fox's (Diane Parish) sister Kim. Comedienne Tameka Empson, meanwhile, will portray Chelsea (Tiana Benjamin) and Libby's (Belinda Owusu) Auntie Kim, who has been referenced many times in scripts since Denise's arrival. The pair will turn up in Walford in time for Denise's wedding to her old flame Lucas Johnson (Don Gilet). A Walford source (more)
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