This is the definitive, the official, the most lavish, the completely-different-to-anything-done-before Pythons' autobiography, reissued to coincide with the eagerly anticipated live shows at the O2 in 2014.
Over 40 years ago, a group of five Englishmen - and one wayward American - rewrote the rules of comedy. MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS, an unheralded, previously unseen half-hour show of sketches, hilarities, inanities and animations, first appeared on the BBC late one night in 1969. Its impact has been felt on the world ever since. From its humble beginnings, it blossomed into the most influential movement in modern comedy.
THE PYTHONS' AUTOBIOGRAPHY BY THE PYTHONS is a unique insight into arguably the most important comic team of the modern age, lavishly illustrated throughout, with photographs culled from the team's own personal collections.
This is the definitive word, in their own words, on all things Pythonesque.
About the Authors
Monty Python was brought to our screens by Michael Palin, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones and Graham Chapman.
As this unique glimpse into the minds of Palin, Cleese, Idle, Gilliam, Jones and Chapman demonstrates, Monty Python's peculiar brand of animation and philosophy remains a one-off comic phenomenon that changed the course of comedy ... Irreverent and hilarious ... This energetic insight into their collaboration is a peculiarly Pythonesque testimony to the most influential British satire of all time - OBSERVERThere is ... some wonderful material in here. If you're the kind of person who entertains friends with word-perfect renditions of Python sketches, you'll love this book - INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAYDefinitive history of the ground-breaking comedy team whose bizarre humour transformed British TV. A lavishly produced record which will be treasured by all fans - SUNDAY MIRRORWhat emerges is nothing less than the story of a comedy revolution ... The pre-Python years are covered in fascinating detail. And the personalities of each Python becomes sharply delineated ... The anecdotes keep you giggling - GUARDIAN
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 29th July 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 20.0 x 2.9
Weight (kg): 1.33
Edition Number: 1