From their perfectly insane television show to their consistently irreverent and riotous movies, Monty Python has owned the zany and absurd side of comedy since their debut.
Their influence can be felt in every comedy show that followed them, from Saturday Night Live and Second City television, to The Kids in the Hall, not to mention all the laughs writ large on the silver screen, where their brand of absurdity opened the doors for such people as Jim Carrey who made a name for themselves by pushing the funny even further.
This is the first book to look at everything influenced by the Pythons, but also at those who came before them from the classic British comedies to the Marx Brothers, and everything in the Python universe, from Fawlty Towers and A Fish Called Wanda to Spamalot and Brazil. If You Like Monty Python... is a book for any fan who has graduated from the Ministry of Silly Walks and wants more.
|1. Before There Was Python, There Was…|
|2. Then There Was Python|
|3. Sketch Comedy After Python|
|4. What’s On Television?|
|5. At the Movies|
|6. And Now for Something Completely Different|
|Appendix A: Famous Monty Python Quotes and How to Use Them|
|Appendix B: Do Not Adjust Your Set: A List of Musts for Python Addicts|
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Series: If You Like Series
Number Of Pages: 170
Published: 15th January 2012
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 13.7 x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.25