Posted in TV | comedy | movies | music on August 18, 2009

by Klaus Kinski

Monty PythonHow do you get some of the Tri-State area's biggest nerds to yell "Holy shit!", drop their Xbox 360 controllers and head for the door at record speeds? Tell them that IFC and BAFTA are reuniting the entire MONTY PYTHON troupe for one night only in NYC in celebration of their outstanding contributions to television and film. On October 15th, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, and even the late Graham Chapman will be at the Ziegfeld Theater in NYC to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the creation of comedy troupe Monty Python. The reunion event includes a screening of the theatrical version of the new IFC original documentary Monty Python: Almost the Truth (The Lawyer's Cut), a Q&A with the cast, as well as a special BAFTA Award presentation.

Right now ticket info for this event is scarce but word on the street is that SOME tickets will be available at www.ifc.com in mid-September.

The version of Monty Python: Almost the Truth (The Lawyer's Cut) that will be shown at this preposterously awesome event is actually a condensed version of the larger 6-hour Monty Python documentary of the same name that will be shown in 1-hour installments on IFC from October 18 - October 23 at 9:00pm ET. It is part of IFC's Python-a-thon, a week long Monty Python celebration that also includes showings of Python film classics Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Monty Python's Life of Brian, and Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl. The episode guide for this 6-part series is below.

MONTY PYTHON - ALMOST THE TRUTH (THE LAWYER'S CUT) - EPISODE GUIDE
THE NOT SO EXCITING BEGINS

(Air Date: Sunday, October 18 at 9:00pm ET/PT)
The birth of Monty Python. Join members as they tell the tale of how their lives and careers began Post-WWII to the culmination of Monty Python's Flying Circus.
Interviews with Terry Gilliam, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, and Eric Idle.

THE MUCH FUNNIER SECOND EPISODE
(Air Date: Monday, October 19 at 9:00pm ET/PT)
Catch up with The Pythons as they remember Monty Python's Flying Circus' early struggles turned extreme successes with sketches influencing generations to come.
Interviews with John Cleese, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, Russell Brand, and Seth Green.

AND NOW THE SORDID PERSONAL BITS
(Air Date: Tuesday, October 20 at 9:00pm ET/PT)
Join Monty Python members as they discuss BBC censorship, unwanted celebrity status, member Graham Chapman, Python controversy and Cleese's departure.
Interviews with Terry Gilliam, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, and Eric Idle.

THE ULTIMATE HOLY GRAIL EPISODE
(Air Date: Wednesday, October 21 at 9:00pm ET/PT)
Comedic team Monty Python document arriving in the U.S. and leaving TV to dive headfirst into film and the ups and downs with their project Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
Interviews with Jimmy Fallon, Seth Green, Russell Brand, and Bruce Dickinson

LUST FOR GLORY
(Air Date: Thursday, October 22 at 9:00pm ET/PT)
On the heels of 'Holy Grail' and its success, the Python Gang reflects on their next misinterpreted and controversially banned film, The Life of Brian.
Interviews with Terry Gilliam, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, and Eric Idle.

THE LAST EPISODE EVER... FOR NOW
(Air Date: Friday, October 23 at 9:00pm ET/PT)
The Gang recalls their last movie, The Meaning of Life and its relevance to Graham Chapman's memorial service. Comedians and celebrities discuss Python's influence.
Interviews with Eddie Izzard, Dan Aykroyd, Jimmy Fallon, Steve Merchant.

My Favorite Monty Python Scene of All Time


- Klaus

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Comments (30)

holy shit.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2009 1:12 PM

go and boil your bottoms.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2009 1:13 PM

HOLY SHITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!

i'm getting a biggus dickus just thinking about this.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2009 1:13 PM

What..No Carol Cleveland??

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2009 1:16 PM

MEHnty Python.

This type of humor is forced and unfunny. Fanboys only pretend to like it for acceptance.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2009 1:24 PM

Thanks for clearing that up 1:24. I guess I never really liked Flying Circus. Dick.

Posted by Kurt C. | August 18, 2009 1:26 PM

@1:24 is right! give me dane cook over monty python!

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2009 1:27 PM

Either 1:24 is just baiting everyone, or he is the stupidest person alive.

Posted by wembley | August 18, 2009 1:34 PM

mere contradiction isn't an argument.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2009 1:35 PM

dear 1:24 -

fuck you.

- 1:30

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2009 1:36 PM

The only reason why it seems forced is that we've had 40 years of people ripping them of and tweaking the style and tone they invented. These dudes are the pioneers. Without them, no Mr. Show, no SNL, no Kids in the Hall...

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2009 1:37 PM

1:24 I throw elderberries in your general direction

I also do a silly walk, and I will re-enter this thread later ot taunt you a second time.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2009 1:42 PM

1:24..I fart in your general direction!

Look up "comedy icon" in the dictionary and you will see a picture of Monty Python's Flying Circus.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2009 1:44 PM

1:35--yes it is

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2009 2:03 PM

I'm glad Jimmy Fallon is interviewed in 2 episodes. Now THAT guy knows FUNNY!

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2009 2:04 PM

2:03--it most certainly is not

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2009 2:29 PM

I want it so bad. Hooray Monty Python!

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2009 4:00 PM

Whose cock do I have to suck to get tickets to this?

Posted by Jim McGreavey | August 18, 2009 8:38 PM

I would eat 1,000 cans of spam, chop down 1,000 trees with various fish (Even though I'm a barber), or fight run the deaf man's 100 Meter dash to get these tickets

Posted by Tom | August 18, 2009 10:03 PM

And several butchers' aprons.

Posted by Anon | August 18, 2009 11:00 PM

CLEESE NOT AMUSED BY DIVORCE SETTLEMENT

British comedian John Cleese has taken a serious hit in his recent divorce, though his ex-wife, American psychotherapist Faye Eichelberger, might be laughing all the way to the bank. Cleese, who has no children from this 16-year marriage, has been ordered to pay roughly $13 million in cash and assets, including a NY apartment, a $3 million home in west London, and half a beach house in Santa Barbara. Ms. Eichelberger will also receive about $986,000 a year for seven years, the Telegraph UK reports.

Posted by yadda yadda yadda... | August 18, 2009 11:51 PM

What does this have to do with Eugene Mirman, Todd Barry, Leo Allen and other folks we rarely see in NYC comedy anymore?

Get those folks on a stage and that will be a coup de tat!

Posted by Ministry of SIlly Talks | August 21, 2009 12:52 AM

Thanks for clearing that up 1:24. I guess I never really liked Flying Circus. Dick

Posted by Colon Cleanse | August 21, 2009 4:48 PM

12:52, are you kidding? i can't pick my nose in this city without eugene mirman leaping gracelessly out of the shadows with a digital camera and making a crass and almost but not quite humorous short film about it which he will then show at the bell house on any one of the nineteen nights a month he's performing there.

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2009 2:44 PM

And several butchers' aprons.

Posted by luis vuitton | October 17, 2009 12:46 PM

i like the ultimate holy grail ... they are the best

Posted by Super Colon Cleanse | November 8, 2009 2:42 PM

very good topic

Posted by erotik shop | November 13, 2009 4:20 AM

It was nice, I was there

Posted by Hd New Movie Trailers | January 17, 2010 6:43 PM

Does anybody knows if next year this will happen again

Posted by Woodworking Plans | September 21, 2010 11:23 PM

Classic comedy for sure, i'm a fan of the books.

Posted by Double strollers | October 21, 2010 5:16 PM

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