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Monty Python's Eric Idle Ignores Critics, Says Reunion Show Had '15,000 Happy Customers'

July 2nd, 2014 1:16pm EDT
Monty Python's Eric Idle Ignores Critics, Says Reunion Show Had
The Monty Python comedy troupe reunited for the first time in more than 30 years last night, performing a comeback gig at the O2 Arena in London. Critics slammed the highly anticipated production, claiming the group relied too much on old jokes, overdone routines, and too-familiar sketches.

The show features some of their most popular skits from "Monty Python's Flying Circus," including fan favorites - the dead parrot, Spam, "The Lumberjack Song" and the Spanish Inquisition.

Comedian Eric Idle was seemingly unaffected by the negative reviews and instead was pleased with the fans' response...
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Monty Python Funnymen To Reteam For New Movie

January 26th, 2012 9:12pm EST
John Cleese
The often-feuding members of the Monty Python comedy troupe are setting their differences aside for a new live action movie.

Michael Palin, John Cleese, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam have already signed on for the science-fiction comedy, which Jones will direct - and project insiders claim producers are close to landing Eric Idle as well.

Absolutely Anything will follow the exploits of a man who is given the power to do whatever he likes by aliens.

The Monty Python stars will lend their voices to the out-of-this-world characters.

Jones tells Variety, "It's not a Monty Python picture, bu...
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John Cleese: 'London Is No Longer An English City'

September 3rd, 2011 7:30am EDT
John Cleese
Funnyman John Cleese has spoken out about the high levels of immigration in his native U.K., insisting London is "no longer an English city."

The Monty Python star is adamant the multi-cultural nature of the British capital is changing the country beyond recognition and traditional English culture is fading out.

In an interview on Australian TV, he says, "I'm not sure what's going on in Britain. Let me say this, I don't know what's going on in London because London is no longer an English city and that's how they got the (2012) Olympics."

"They said, 'We're the most cosmopolitan city o...
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Review: 'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus' Is A Storyteller's Tale For Gilliam, Ledger Fans

December 28th, 2009 1:26pm EST
The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus
Terry Gilliam is an interesting Hollywood director in that he's bizarre and not mainstream, and yet his films are so interesting and bizarre that they get critical acclaim and great notice. His started with the "Monty Python" gang and moved on to hits like "Brazil," "Time Bandits," "12 Monkeys," and "Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas." He had his fair share of failures too with the odd "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen" and the lukewarm critical reactions to his film "The Brothers Grimm." It was always an uphill battle for Gilliam since his movies are visually intriguing, mind bending, and n...
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Most Underrated & Overrated HBO Shows

May 23rd, 2008 10:17am EDT
Big Love
For the last two decades, HBO has been considered the gold standard for television quality. The network routinely receives more Emmy nominations than any of its competitors, despite fielding a drastically smaller roster of programming.

HBO practically reinvented what could be done on the small screen. Each episode now had the same production values as a feature film, and the way the pay network could deal with risqué content led to a wide array of groundbreaking programming.

A quick glance at the roster of original shows produced by HBO over its first 25 years is almost like look...
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Starpulse Q&A With Jay Johnston: How the Mustachioed Half Lives

November 14th, 2007 4:19pm EST
Jay Johnston
Jay Johnston was used to strangers approaching him in public. After all, he was a prominent writer and actor on the cult HBO sketch series Mr. Show with Bob and David. Plus, he's had his fair share of encounters with the homeless and jerks who want to pick a fight with him simply because he's six foot five. But the oddest reactions Jay's received were the result of growing out a mustache during the first season of The Sarah Silverman Program for his role of Officer Jay McPherson. Suddenly, Jay found himself the victim of behavior he deemed to odd and annoying to endure and vowed to wear pro...
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John O'Hurley Stars in 'Spamalot'

January 12th, 2007 4:40pm EST
Spamalot
1969 is remembered as the year that man walked on the moon; Elvis Presley took up residency in Las Vegas; and Monty Python's Flying Circus first aired on BBC television. 2007 will go down in the history books as the year that the inspired lunacy of Monty Python came to The Grail Theater at Wynn Las Vegas with the smash hit show Monty Python's "Spamalot."

Eric Idle has created a deliriously funny live spectacle which tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, and their quest for the Holy Grail. The show features lusty maidens, dancing divas, a killer rab...
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