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20 Amazing Monty Python Facts

#1 Using coconuts The running joke of the knights riding around on invisible horses with the sound of the horses hooves clopping coming from their squires clapping coconuts together came from the fact that the group didn’t have enough money in the budget to afford actual horses. They had originally planned to use real horse’s but […]

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Censorship of the film ‘ Holy Grail ‘

Anita Singh, arts and entertainment editor 23 MARCH 2017 • 7:29PM Think of a Monty Python film with blasphemous content, and Life of Brian springs to mind. Yet previously unseen files from the British Board of Film Classification show that the comedy team’s earlier offering, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, fell foul of the […]

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The final show.

By Ed Power11:45PM BST 20 Jul 2014 So this was it, the final performance by the most influential comedy troupe of all time. Forty-odd years since Monty Python’s Flying Circus revolutionized television humour and unleashed a legion of surreal catchphrases John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones and Michael Palin departed the stage at […]

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Is Monty Python the best Comedy Ever?

Monty Python the best comedy ever? About as funny as a dead parrot By CHRISTOPHER HART The dead parrot sketch. The Spanish Inquisition. The Lumberjack Song. Not to mention those silly walks. Does this sound like the pinnacle of comedy greatness to you? Well, apparently Monty Python is the most influential British comedy series of […]

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