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Monty Python Live (Mostly) (2014)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Comedy | 20 July 2014 (UK)
The reunion of the Monty Python team on stage for the first time in over 30 years, and for the last time ever.

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Eric Idle, Aubrey Powell
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Cleese ... Llama lecturer / Second Yorkshireman / Armless Officer / Pope Julius II / Vocational Guidance Counsellor / Officer Praline / Himself / Pepperpot / Second Penguin on Telly Pepperpot / Albatross Seller / Miss Anne Elk / Mr. Barnard / Eric Praline
Terry Gilliam ... Spanish Dancer / Piano player / Pope's Servant / Mountie / Second Bruce / Constable Parrot / Himself / Pepperpot / Professor D.P. Gumby / Sir Norman Barry Castle / Cardinal Fang / I've got two legs singer
Eric Idle ... Spanish Guitarist / First Yorkshireman / Noël Coward / Michelangelo / First Bruce / Graham aka Hamrag Yatlerot / Himself / First Poofy Judge / Arthur Nudge / Chris / Man in Pink / Mr. Bun
Terry Jones ... Spanish Guitarist / Third Yorkshireman / Mrs. Blackitt / Mountie / Mr. Hilton / Himself / Pepperpot / First Penguin on Telly Pepperpot / Albatross Person / Pub customer / Cardinal Biggles / Abuser / Spam Waitress
Michael Palin ... Spanish Man / Fourth Yorkshireman / Harry Blackitt / Mr. Anchovy / Lumberjack / Third Bruce / Interviewer / Himself / Pepperpot / TV Host / Second Poofy Judge / Nobby / Cardinal Ximenez / Argument Customer / Pet Shop Emplyee
Graham Chapman ... The Colonel / Professor R.J. Canning / Batley Townswoman / Abe Seagull / Hegel / Tony Bennett (archive footage)
Carol Cleveland ... Spanish Señorita / Virgin Mary / Best Girl / Punk Bruce / Mrs. Brown / Argument Secretary / Mrs. Bun / Herself
Brian Cox ... Himself (as Professor Brian Cox OBE)
Samuel Holmes Samuel Holmes ... Various Roles (as Sam Holmes)
Stephen Hawking ... Himself (as Stephen Hawking CH CBE FRS FRSA)
Eddie Izzard ... Guest Bruce
John Du Prez John Du Prez ... GMO Orchestra,piano
Mike Myers ... Himself
Simon Beck Simon Beck ... GMO Orchestra, keyboards
Jeff Leach Jeff Leach ... GMO Orchestra, keyboards
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The reunion of the Monty Python team on stage for the first time in over 30 years, and for the last time ever, was the most anticipated production of 2014. Filmed on the final night of the run of ten sold out performances, live at London's O2 Arena on 20 July, Monty Python Live (mostly) - One Down Five to Go sees the five surviving members - John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin - together with Carol Cleveland, perform many of their classic sketches and much-loved songs. The show also encompasses film inserts from Monty Python's Flying Circus, Terry Gilliam's iconic animations, outrageous dance routines by an ensemble of twenty and a fantastic live orchestra. Featuring Stephen Hawking and Professor Brian Cox, with guest appearances by Eddie Izzard and Mike Myers, the show cements the Python's reputation as the most influential comedy group of all time and, more importantly, still one of the funniest. All the favorites, with some modern twists, are ...

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Spanish | English

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20 July 2014 (UK) See more »

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Trivia

The first show sold out in 45 seconds. See more »

Alternate Versions

There have been at least two versions shown on TV in foreign countries, one of approx. 135 minutes and a heavily edited 90 minutes version. The latter of course omits a lot of sketches, though mainly dancing numbers and the in between clips, retaining most but not all of the stage acts by the Python members. See more »

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Follows The Meaning of Life (1983) See more »

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16 November 2014 | by bruce-watson-161-776058See all my reviews

Another's review- Monty at its very second best. Sad really.

The musical numbers are contrived and silly but not in a Silly Walks good way.

No offense to the legacy of brilliant material they have given us, but this production is a pale shadow of even the worst past work.

The team are pretty much upfront about this being a last (maybe) cash grab by some talented old men- mind you, from the camera shots of the audience, old was the new young, but this was so crass and shallow that even the inside joke of pumping the well one last time fell flat.

Now sod off and get a download of some original sketches or movies. When they were funny.


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