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Terry Jones, John Cleese, Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam dressed as Gumbys. Photograph: Thane Bruckland/PA

They return – it would appear – to a time where no one is the messiah but there is no shortage of naughty boys. Fifty years after the first broadcast(...)

Fortieth-anniversary rerelease: Graham Chapman in Monty Python’s Life of Brian

MICHAEL PALIN Actor, writer We were on a publicity tour in Amsterdam for Monty Python and the Holy Grail when Eric Idle came up with the title Jesus (...)

A scene from Monty Python’s Life of Brian.

Unseen sketches from Monty Python have been discovered in the archives of Michael Palin. The comedy group - containing Palin, Graham Chapman, John C(...)

 Robin Williams:  always reaching out for that ‘little extra hug you can only get from strangers’

Looking back, it’s extraordinary to see how many times Robin Williams was asked to explain his thought processes. There was never an easy answer. In o(...)

Joely Fisher, half-sister to Carrie Fisher, arrives  at a memorial service at the homes of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher in Los Angeles on Thursday. Photograph: Reed Saxon/AP

Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds have been laid to rest at a funeral in Los Angeles, where the ashes of the Star Wars actress were carried(...)

‘Reign’: they should really call the show ‘Dawson’s Keep’

Aidan Power arrives into town, much like Papa Lazarou from The League of Gentleman or Pennywise the clown from It, and makes families compete against (...)

The surviving members of the original cast of Monty Python, from left, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam and John Cleese, pose for photographers at a photocall in central London last week. Photograph:  REUTERS/Andrew Winning

The remaining members of Monty Python have announced four more shows after their reunion at London’s O2 sold out in less than a minute.The veteran com(...)

Flying Circus: Terry Jones, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin in the 1970s. Photograph: BBC

And now for something completely predictable: Monty Python said this week that they are re-forming for a show at the O2 in London, with a tour likely (...)

The surviving members of the original cast of the Monty Python comedy team (L-R) Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam and John Cleese, pose for photographers at a photocall in central London. Photograph: Andrew Winning/Reuters

The remaining members of British comedy troupe Monty Python announced today that they would regroup for the first time since the 1980s to stage a come(...)

File photograph of Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Graham Chapman, John Cleese and Michael Palin from Monty Python. Photograph: PA Wire

Comedy veterans Monty Python are set to reunite for a stage show.Surviving members John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Pali(...)