At the recent comedy festival in Aspen, Colorado, John Cleese (who famously quit the BBCs Monty Pythons Flying Circus and years later was given credit for ending the Pythons film career) announced, with the ashes of Graham Chapman reportedly at hand, that Python was back together for a stage tour of Europe and the United States.
Reporting has been sketchy, but we can easily assume that the comedy team will reprise classic sketches like Dead Parrot and Lumberjack. But the real question is this: will the team introduce any new material? We can only hope. Dates have yet to be announced, but we can assume that the reunion tour will resemble the live performance in Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl: a flurry of familiar sketches and musical numbers tweaked for a live audience.
For now, heres a quick roundup of the surviving members of the team and what we might expect from the tour.