‘Rutland Weekend Television’ back on the air this Christmas with Brian Cox and Eric Idle

Who’s up for a bit of ‘science, Monty Python-style’ this Christmas? If you are, then The Entire Universe will be the perfect BBC2 Christmas gift to unwrap this holiday season. International Man of Science, Brian Cox, and the comedic greatness of Eric Idle will join forces what will appear to be a scientific lecture going weird. Really weird […]

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It worked for the Monty Python’s Holy Grail, why not Shaun of the Dead?

Monty Python‘s first foray into film was a compilation of sketches from their first two television series called And Now For Something Completely Different. While Monty Python and the Holy Grail was considered the comedy troupe’s first “proper” film, it was immediately hailed as comic genius and achieved widespread success both from a critical and audience standpoint.It still lives on […]

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While Python is 'no more', could there a 'Life of Brian – The Musical'?

On Sunday, 20 July 2014, Monty Python ceased to be. They went to meet their maker and are now pushing up daisies. It was on that day they shuffled off their mortal coil, ran down the curtain and joined the choir invisible. Bereft of life, they now rest in peace. Python is an ex-comedy troupe. Or…are they just pining for the fjords or just ‘stunned’?

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Classic moments from Rutland Weekend Television

Trolling around the internets today we stumbled on an interview with Eric Idle for the Scotland on Sunday website referencing Idle’s hit musical, Spamalot, was coming to the Playhouse in Edinburgh beginning tonight, 18 October. Having seen the original some years back in Chicago with the likes of Tim Curry, David Hyde Pierce and Hank […]

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Keeping Up Appearances hits the stage

For a British comedy series that ran for just five seasons from 1990-1995, Keeping Up Appearances has a continuous stretch of worldwide syndication along with a newly created stage performance to thank for its longevity. If you’re in the neighborhood, the Comedy Theatre Company has taken one of Britain’s most popular comedies of all-time and moves it […]

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Not the Messiah, just a very naughty boy

What do you get when you put crazy Cambridge and Oxford graduates in Royal Albert Hall? Don’t know? How about if you add in the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus AND three sheep? Still no clue?  Well you get comic genius from the minds of Eric Idle and John du Prez, the masterminds behind Spamalot. […]

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