So Eric Idle was at The Hollywood Bowl the other night. He’s been there before. But this time it was to bring his comic oratorio, based on Life of Brian, to the stage. Entitled “Not the Messiah (He’s a Very Naughty Boy),” it has Idle, John du Prez (they’ve worked together on, oh, say, the original Brian movie–not to mention Spamalot), four full-on professional singers, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Pacific Chorale.
I’m sure a concert film and soundtrack will be released at some point–this is Idle we’re talking about here–but in the meantime, here’s a bootleg video taste of “Amazing Universe.”