Monty Python Is Reuniting & 15 Other Reasons Why Brits Are Way Cooler Than Americans
REJOICE! The Monty Python gang is reuniting once again! It's been what feels like the entire Middle Ages since we've seen John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Eric Idle perform together. In reality, it's been since 1998 that the five remaining members of the original sketch line-up (founding member Graham Chapman sadly passed in 1989) were on stage with foulness and flatulence a-plenty.
So grab your dead parrot and do your favorite silly walk because the Pythons will be back in flight soon. "We're getting together and putting on a show – it's real," Jones told the BBC earlier today. Jones also added, "I'm quite excited about it. I hope it makes us a lot of money. I hope to be able to pay off my mortgage!"
Expect a big press conference on Thursday, which will be held in the West End theater which houses the smash hit musical Spamalot, co-penned by Idle and based on the cult classic film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. These guys might be well into their 70s, but their humor is far from out-dated. In fact, Monty Python continues to influence legions of comedians and actors, so expect a big crowd on Thursday.
Until we can all shout "Ni!" into the air when we get the full details of what will surely be a legendary performance, let's take a look at a list of fellow Brits who, like the Pythons, continue to be way way cooler at getting older than us Yanks.