Monty Python teased the other day about a press conference happening today and they announced they will be performing a one-off show at O2 Arena in London on July 1st. The tagline on their site is “One Down, Five To Go” and that immediately makes me chuckle and wish I can go to this live show. I think it will be quite hard to get a ticket for this and will probably sell out in seconds. I’m kind of disappointed they aren’t doing more shows but maybe they will add more if this one sells out under 60 seconds.
The surviving members of comedy group Monty Python have announced their reunion will be a live, one-off show in London next July.
At a press conference, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones said they wanted to see if they “were still funny”.
Idle – who will direct – said the audience should expect “comedy, pathos, music and a tiny piece of ancient sex”.
The stage show will be their first new project for three decades.
It is more than 30 years since the Pythons performed last performed together at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles in September 1980, and 40 years since they last performed on stage in the UK.
In a press release issued ahead of the conference, the comedy troupe promised to perform “some of Monty Python’s greatest hits, with modern, topical, Pythonesque twists”.