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The return of Monty Python

 The Big Issue UK 09 December 2019

Surrealist comedy group Monty Python completely revolutionised humour in the UK when its first sketch show was aired in 1969. They went on to make a string of hit films, televisions series and stage performances but retired in 1980 with members embarking on successful solo careers spanning comedy, writing, travel and broadcasting. It was unclear if ‘Python’ would ever work together again but more than 30 years after splitting the British comedy legends have announced a comeback with a string of sell-out shows at the London O2 arena; tickets for the first date sold out in just 43.5 seconds. Jane Oriel of The Big Issue UK talks to Python Terry Jones about recapturing their unique comedy magic, preserving the Python mythology and the possibility of taking the show to the US. (1424 Words) - By Jane Oriel

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The surviving members of the original cast of the Monty Python comedy team (L-R) Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam and John Cleese, pose for photographers at a photocall in central London November 21, 2019.  Photo: REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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