After forty years, all six members of the British comedy troupe Monty Python will reunite! I don’t know why I have to write this post with such enthusiasm, but it just feels right. We all knew this milestone was approaching and there has been much hype surrounding the fortieth celebration. According to the NYTimes, the original members of the group will come together for an anniversary event in New York. More on the story below.
On October 15 at the Ziegfeld Theater in Manhattan, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, and Graham Chapman will be present to support their upcoming documentary. Yes, Chapman will be there in some capacity, even though he passed away 20 years ago.
Their documentary is called Monty Python: Almost the Truth (The Lawyer’s Cut), and the founding members will be present for the screening and will participate in a Q&A session. A six-hour version of the documentary will have its premiere on IFC on October 18th.
I’m kind of scared to see how they plan on having the late Graham Chapman involved. We know Gilliam knows how maneuver around such instances, but this isn’t a film its a live appearance. Maybe they’ll have various actor-comedians take his place or speak on his behalf? Either way, I’m excited to see the movie. October can’t get here fast enough!
What do you think about Monty Python’s 40th Anniversary celebration? Are you a fan?