Monty Python final reunion simulcast to U.S. movie theaters July 20

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“Monty Python Live (mostly)” Reunion Show Beamed to Movie Theaters across the U.S.

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For the first time in more than three decades, Monty Python comedy legends John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin will reunite on stage for “Monty Python Live (mostly)” at London’s O2 Arena (the first show sold out in a record 40 seconds).

One of the most anticipated live events of the year, fans from around the world will have the opportunity to bid farewell to Monty Python on the curtain call of their final reunion show from the comfort of their local movie theater.

“Monty Python Live (mostly)” will be broadcast live to cinemas on Sunday, July 20 at 2:30 pm ET/1:30 pm CT/12:30 pm MT/11:30 am PT, with additional showings scheduled on Wednesday, July 23 and Thursday, July 24 at 7:30 pm local time.

This event will be simulcast live from London to more than 420 movie theaters across the country. Tickets are available online at Theater locations are listed here.

“What could be finer at the end of a long life in comedy, than a chance to reunite with old pals and say goodbye to all our fans in one final mad musical show,” said Eric Idle. “We are very excited that not only do we get the chance to screw up on stage, we get a chance to screw up live in cinemas too.”

Press Conference highlights regarding in-theater simulcast event here:

Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones recently even poked a little fun at the aging Pythons going back on tour (which is funny, considering many have joked about the Stones continuing to tour at their ago, too).

Watch the Mick Jagger video here:

In the video, Jagger watches a soccer match with Stones drummer Charlie Watts. An assistant informs him that one of their crew members is in London for the Monty Python reunion shows.

“Monty Python?” Jagger asks, “They’re still going?”

The assistant points out that they have 10 shows booked.

“10 shows? They must be coining it in! It must be expensive! Who wants to see that again? It was really funny in the ’60s…”

“Well, the first show sold out in 40 seconds.”

“Wow!” Jagger replies. “Still, it’s a bunch of wrinkly old men trying to relive their youth and make a load of money,” he says, mirroring the complaint often aimed at his own group. “The best one died years ago!” he says, a reference to Graham Chapman, who died in 1989.

“You’ve seen it all before! I mean, they’ve put it all up on YouTube!” Jagger adds.

The assistant then asks Jagger about the following night’s set list, and he suggests some of the band’s most oft-played classics, all of which are easily find-able on YouTube: “Start with something everyone knows like ‘Let’s Spend The Night Together,’ then ‘Get Off My Cloud,’ then hit ‘Satisfaction.’”

His assistant then suggests: “Dead Parrot Sketch,” the “Satisfaction” of Python sketches. To which, Jagger replies: “Yeah, ‘Dead Parrot Sketch.’”

Monty Python rightfully hold a place among the world’s finest comedians, influencing generations and revolutionizing comedy on their way to greatness. Monty Python first hit U.K. TV screens with ”Monty Python’s Flying Circus,” which saw 45 episodes broadcast over four BBC series between 1969 and 1974. The Pythons were an instant success and became the face of British comedy. They went on to achieve overwhelming international acclaim with the huge success of films such as “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” in 1975, “Life of Brian” in 1979 and their final film, “The Meaning of Life” in 1983.

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