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John Cleese Wins Comedy Audio Prize

John Cleese’s has won an International Radio Program Award. He won the award for the audio book of his memoirs So Anyway. It was released in 2014 but the audio book only came out in November 2016. Radio 4 has just finished airing a comedy show based on the recordings, John Cleese …

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Soccer Mad? Monty Python Style

With all the various leagues and cups around the world hotting up who else can bring utter nonsense to the soccer pitch but those comedy kings Monty Python.  Here the Germans take on the Greeks in a totally bizarre cup final. Starring in the sketch are Archimedes (John Cleese), Socrates (Eric Idle), …

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Monty Python’s Good Friday Sing-Song

We know you’re all preparing for a day of deep prayer and flogging yourselves in penance on this Good Friday. NB If you are … look away now …. Maybe tear yourself away from the Stations of the Cross for a few minutes and have a look at Monty Python’s classic …

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John Cleese Back on BBC 1

John Cleese has been signed by BBC One to star in a new six-part comedy series Edith. Starring alongside Alison Steadman and Jason Watkins, Edith centers on a widow whose dreams of moving away with an old boyfriend are put on hold when her adult son returns home. The BBC Studios production …

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Classic Comedy: A Fish Called Wanda

This film is one of the best demonstrations of classic British comedy.  It’s hard to beat last weeks movie pick which was The Princess Bride, so we won’t try. But if you are looking for a classic comedy A Fish Called Wanda is up there on the list. Produced in …

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WATCH – Religion Monty Python style

Comedy trailblazers Monty Python summed up organised and traditional Religion so well in this clip from their masterpiece Life of Brian.  Who of you follows the shoe?  Is that the messiah himself Spike Milligan at the very end? Credit – Life of Brian 

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CLASSIC: Monty Python’s ‘Dead Parrot Sketch’

Monty Python’s Flying Circus aired on the BBC late 1969 and fast became the stuff of legend. Amongst the classic material were a good few sketches that still remain as funny and fresh nearly 50 years later. Here is one – The Dead Parrot Sketch. BACKGROUND? The “Dead Parrot Sketch” – originally known as the “Pet …

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