Tag - Michael Palin

Michael Palin

Happy Birthday, Michael Palin

Michael Palin–comedian, actor, smart guy who figured out how to get the BBC to pay for sending him around the world–turns 66 years young today. I say young because he seems to traipse just about anywhere, like a smaller, quieter...

Terry Gilliam

Python vs. YouTube: If You Can’t Beat...

In the sort of smart move that we could only attribute to some of the funniest men in on the planet, Monty Python has launched its own YouTube channel and will be replacing “crap quality videos” with high quality ones. All they...

The One True Palin For President

While we applaud the putting forth of a Palin that we think everyone can agree on…we have to fall back on our current and future presidential candidate. Perhaps this Palin would consent to being a member of the Cabinet? Or a veep...

Comedy Archaeology: Proto-Python

Chortle reports that the long missing Terry Jones and Michael Palin-created pre-Python sketch comedy show, The Complete and Utter History, has been found. There’s a whole slew of British television history bits classified as...

Headsup: Of Bronte, Austen and Kipling

An ongoing attempt to make sense of the onslaught of new swag that people want you to buy. Should you? I’ll try and help. You know what’s odd? From the three actors who make up the core of the Harry Potter films, I would never...

Monty Python group shot

Monty Python vs. AM America

From 1975, excerpts from an episode of AM America, where Team Python (without Cleese) were promoting Holy Grail. It’s a bit jumpy as we only get ten minutes of the program, but I’m sure this brings across the gist of how demented...

We Used to Dream of Living in a Corridor

A most excellent version of the “Four Yorkshiremen” sketch, this one starring John Cleese, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Rowan Atkinson. Found via Mark Evanier’s News From Me. Direct link for the feedreaders.

Festival 75

Pythons on Festival ’75

The year was 1975…A.D. Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam and Graham Chapman found themselves appearing live on a public television pledge show (“Festival ’75!!!!”–try and get the theme music out of your...

This Just In: Python’s Personal Best

There’s always room for Python–we all know this. A&E Home Video knows this as well, since they’ve gotten the surviving Python members to choose their best (acted and/or written) sketches. Those compilations, almost an...