Latest Monty Python Stories

2008-11-14 09:05:00

Historians have discovered that a Greek 4th century AD joke book features an ancestor of Monty Python's Dead Parrot sketch where a man returns a parrot to a shop, complaining it is dead.

2008-10-20 09:00:23

Representatives for "Monty Python's Spamalot" have announced the Broadway production of the medieval musical is set to close early next year. The show, which won the Tony Award for best musical of 2005, is scheduled to play its last performance at the Shubert Theatre Jan. 18, 2009.

2008-10-16 18:00:17

British comedian Matt Lucas has signed on to co-star in the fantasy-comedy series "Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire," Comedy Central said.

2008-10-04 18:00:16

By Greg O'Keeffe Live From Abbey Road (Sat, C4, 12.15am) FILMED at the legendary recording studio in London, Live From Abbey Road has seen a whole host of world-renowned musicians perform in the famous Studio One since the show began in 2006.

2008-10-02 15:00:26

"The Adventures of Ana L'Tech" -- a 6 minute video that mixes science and fun with not-so-subtle Monty Python references - has been viewed more than 10,000 times in at least 115 countries. The video, produced by Analtech, Inc. - the only U.S.

2008-10-01 00:11:23

News in brief COMEDY The actor Robin Williams is to return to the British stage in November after a 25-year absence. He will appear alongside John Cleese and Rowan Atkinson in a gala performance celebrating the Prince of Wales's 60th birthday.

2008-09-29 21:00:22

Using new research and photographs, along with contemporary film and newspapers, the Monty Python star-turned-travel writer and presenter embarked on a quest to unravel what happened to soldiers who fought to the last minute and beyond.His sombre film reveals how there were thousands of casualties in the hours after the Armistice was signed 90 years ago.Nine million soldiers lost their lives in the 1914-1918 conflict "the war to end all wars".The amateur historian uses the research to tell...

2008-09-28 00:00:22

By Cole Moreton Hero or Villain? Brian of Nazareth What has Brian ever done for us? If that question produces a half- smile of recognition, then you're probably one of the people who believe 'Monty Python's Life of Brian' to be the funniest film of all time.

2008-09-25 00:00:21

It's hard to believe now, in an age of round-the-clock shock television and films that push the boundaries of what can and can't be shown on screen, but a film made by a British TV comedy outfit nearly 30 years ago still gets people hot under the collar.

2008-09-18 12:00:25

By Kerry McKittrick Some Like It Hot, When Harry Met Sally and Groundhog Day are just some of the films on the list of the Greatest Comedy Movies of All Time as voted by the viewers of all time.

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2008-11-21 16:21:55

The Children's Python (Antaresia childreni), is a non-venomous python found in Australia. It is found mainly in the extreme north of Western Australia, the northern third of Northern territory, and in northeastern Queensland. It is also found on the islands of the Torres Strait. It was named in honor of John George Children, who was a curator of the zoological collection at the British Museum around that time. No subspecies are currently recognized. Adults grow to about 30 inches in...

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  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.