Not wanting to go on the cart, Terry Gilliam shares his secret to ‘Monty Python’ animation proving he is definitely ‘not dead yet’!

Even with it being the 40th anniversary of the release of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, I have struggled the past few weeks to find the perfect moment to write about Terry Gilliam’s secret to Monty Python animation. Then, like God appearing out of nowhere in the clouds and instructing Arthur, King of the Britians, to ‘seek the grail’, […]

Read more

Time for #TBT and a bit of “making of” gold from ‘Monty Python & the Holy Grail’

As we continue our 40th anniversary look back at what is, perhaps, the greatest comedy film of all-time, we found a gem from the DVD extras of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Written and performed by the Monty Python comedy group, the film was conceived during the hiatus between the third and fourth series of their BBC television program, Monty […]

Read more

It’s an early St. Patrick’s Day #TBT with ‘Dave Allen at Large’

Not long after Monty Python’s Flying Circus premiered on KERA-TV in Dallas, one of my earliest memories of watching British comedy on public television was to ‘religiously’ watch Dave Allen at Large. A somewhat non-descript sketch comedy series featuring an intellectually brilliant Irish comedian that sat in a high bar stool with a seemingly bottomless glass of […]

Read more

Monty Python, 1969-2014

Dressed in white suit jackets befitting the occasion, the five surviving members of Monty Python, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, John Cleese, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam, closed out their run of reunion shows Sunday evening by bidding farewell with the 1979 song from Monty Python’s Life of Brian, Always Look on the Bright Side of […]

Read more

It was 20 years ago today…actually, 2×20 years ago tomorrow

October 5, 1969.  Not as momentous an occasion as, say, July 20, 1969 or August 15-17, 1969 but it is a date that will live in not only television comedy history, but comedy history.  40 years ago Monday, Monty Python’s Flying Circus hit the airwaves on the BBC.   Maybe you remember, maybe you don’t. […]

Read more