Given that it took about 90 seconds to officially become a sellout at London’s O2 arena, I’m guessing that you were unable to secure tickets to the July 20 performance of The Last Night of Monty Pythons some months back. If so, fear not. Sadly, on July 21, the greatest and most influential comedy troupe of all time will be “no more”, calling this their final appearance together. They will cease to be. They will be on their way to meet the choir invisible. Bereft of life, the comedy troupe will rest in peace. They will be an ex-comedy troupe. In true Python fashion, the masters of the art of reversioning iconic material to all media known to mankind, have set aside July 20 to beam their final show around the world.
According to the Pythons, who will once again take advantage of the invention of ‘moving pictures’, more than 450 cinemas across the U.K. will take the live broadcast as will some 1,500 screens around the world. “Join the crowd live from London’s O2 in a final weepy, hilarious, uproarious, outrageous, farewell to the five remaining Pythons as they head for The Old Jokes Home … on the big screen, in HD”, said the Pythons in a statement released earlier this week. According to the statement, they will perform some of their best-known hits, with modern, topical, Pythonesque twists.
Once we can determine a list of participating theaters as to where you can find the Holy Grail, we’ll let you know. Whatever they do, these two classic sketches are a MUST. Any others that should be included?
Monty Python Live: The Last Supper
Monty Python Live: The Dead Parrot