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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 […]

Monty Python’s Fliegender Zirkus – And Now for Something Completely Different

While getting ready to head back to the States in the AM having spent the last week in the Cotswolds on the set of Father Brown as they continue filming series 3, the combination of last night’s Monty Python finale at the O2 Arena in London and Germany winning the 2014 World Cup in Brazil […]

Giant Dead Parrot invades London!

The dreaded giant Norwegian Blue has descended on London’s Potters Fields yesterday. The 50 foot fiberglass bird was hung upside down by a crane to mark the forthcoming final time the Monty Python band will get back together, Sunday 20 July at London’s O2 Arena and the subsequent UKTV Gold live simulcast. “We are all […]

Ophelia Lovibond to join cast of ‘Elementary’ for 2014

When it comes to the never-ending comparisons between the BBC/PBS version of Sherlock and its American counterpart, CBS’ Elementary, the old adage of imitation is the sincerest form of flattery rings very true. When Elementary hit the air, Sherlock had already been a staple in people’s homes around the world for two years. The imitation/coindicence […]

Behind-the-scenes with ‘Mapp and Lucia’ from BBC

Three E.F. Benson novels about upper-middle-class British people in the 1920s and 1930s, vying for social prestige and “one-upmanship” in an atmosphere of extreme cultural snobbery, known simply as Mapp and Lucia, has begun filming at Lamb House in Rye, East Sussex, the original inspiration for Benson’s fictional seaside town of Tilling. Based on Benson’s […]

Mick Jagger on Python: “Who wants to see a bunch of wrinkly old men try to recapture their youth”?

Once Mick Jagger finally figures out that their may not be a future for this 50+ year experiment called The Rolling Stones, he definitely has a future in comedy. The leader of the ‘bad boys of Rock & Roll’ appears a bit dismayed that the group that calls itself Monty Python’s Flying Circus wants to […]

It’s…Monty Python’s The Ministry of Silly Walks game app

Depending on when you read this, the world is approximately 24-36 hours away from the return of Monty Python’s Flying Circus at London’s O2 Arena. On Tuesday, 1 July, as the troupe gets the band back together for one last gig, those that were lucky enough to secure tickets before the :45 sellout, will attempt […]

June 29 is a Last Tango/Endeavour/Vicious kind of night on PBS

Saturday, 21 June, marked the ‘official’ beginning of Summer. The Summer Solstice. The longest day of the year if you reside in the Northern hemisphere. That may very well be, but every day this week will seem like the longest day of the year given what PBS has in store for fans of great British telly on Sunday.

R.I.P. – Rik Mayall

More sad news from the world of comedy. Rik Mayall (pictured at left below), the co-creator/writer and star of The Young Ones has passed away at the age of 56.   Not long after I was introduced to the likes of Monty Python’s Flying Circus and Fawlty Towers on public television, along came this somewhat […]

Net Neutrality, John Oliver and the IT Crowd

Whatever side of the fence you are on, with all the talk in recent weeks about net neutrality and what the FCC might do that could change the way the United States uses the Internet, we must turn our attention to the brilliant John Oliver as he shares his thoughts on net neutrality and the […]

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