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Monty Python Announces Us/Europe Reunion Tour

At the recent comedy festival in Aspen, Colorado, John Cleese (who famously quit the BBC’s Monty Python’s Flying Circus and years later was given credit for ending the Python’s film career) announced, with the ashes of Graham Chapman reportedly at hand, that Python was back together for a stage tour of Europe and the United States.

Reporting has been sketchy, but we can easily assume that the comedy team will reprise classic sketches like Dead Parrot and Lumberjack. But the real question is this: will the team introduce any new material? We can only hope. Dates have yet to be announced, but we can assume that the reunion tour will resemble the live performance in Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl: a flurry of familiar sketches and musical numbers tweaked for a live audience.

For now, here’s a quick roundup of the surviving members

Cynopsis 3/31/09

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Monty Python fans get ready for a new six-part, original documentary series, Monty Python: Almost the Truth (The Lawyer's Cut) is set to air on IFC this October from Eagle Rock Entertainment. Coinciding with the comedy troupe's 40th anniversary, surviving members John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin will participate in this retrospective anthology taking viewers from the beginning through the end. The late Graham Chapman will be represented in archived footage. IFC will air the series in one-hour segments nightly beginning October 4 through October 10. Additional footage and teasers will be available via and on-demand at IFC Free before the series debuts. After the Us premiere, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release the series worldwide on DVD. "Python Week" on IFC will also include such film classics as Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Monty Python's Life of Brian and Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl.
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