And Now for Something Completely Awesome: Monty Python Reuniting for Stage Show

Tonight we examine the phenomenon of déjà vu, that strange feeling we sometimes get that we’ve lived through something before. For decades now, the Monty Python team has flirted with the idea of getting back together, but this time, definitely!

The Pythons (minus the late Graham Chapman) held a press conference early Thursday announcing the reunion, which may or may not being going on the road, depending on John Cleese’s joint replacements.

The audience can expect “comedy, pathos, music and a tiny piece of ancient sex,” Idle said.

He said it would be “a big show” with input from choreographer Arlene Phillips, and would be released on DVD. “We’ll be filming it and we’ll try to flog it later,” he said.

The Pythons outlined their plans under the banner “Monty Python Live (mostly)” with an image of a giant foot in a grave-yard, and the motto: “One down, five to go.” Graham Chapman, the sixth member of the comedy troupe, died in 1989.

The show will also contain some of their classic material, “with a modern, topical, Pythonesque twist.” Just as long as things don’t get silly.

Watch video of the press conference below, via The Guardian:

[photo via screengrab, giant foot]

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