Monty Python to Regroup Again for First Time in Decades
BYLINE: Michael Roddy Reuters
LONDON: The remaining members of British comedy troupe Monty Python announced yesterday they would regroup for the first time since the 1980s to stage a comedy and musical show next year at one of the British capital's biggest venues.
The one-off show on July 1 will be tailored to fit the massive O2 Arena and feature some of the group's most famous material, but also will include skits never before performed on stage, the five Pythons said.
"We just thought it would be fun to try and see if we were still funny and that is our intention so far, just to do the O2 and see if we can fill it," Eric Idle, one of the members of the group, all now in their 70s, said.
Asked what the show would offer, he said: "I expect a little comedy, pathos, music and a tiny piece of ancient sex."
John Cleese said they wanted to include some of their most famous routines, such as the Dead Parrot, but would work in new material as well. …