Monty Python

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Kerry’s own Jessie Buckley in I’m Thinking of Ending Things. Photograph: Netflix

Savour canny acquisitions and ambitious original productions. And catch the classics while you can. They may not be there next month. There h(...)

 Frank Dunphy and Damien Hirst. Dunphy revolutionised the London art market and turned Damien Hirst into a multimillionaire. Photograph: Billy Farrell/Getty Images

It had somehow escaped me until he died recently that one of the most influential people in the so-called Britart movement was a Dubliner and the son (...)

Gloriously daft: Steve Martin as Dr Hfuhruhurr in The Man with Two Brains

He’s a master of slapstick, a surrealist clown, the don of comic film roles from Roxanne to The Jerk. As he turns 75, comics including Sarah Silverman(...)

Passengers at the Departure Gates at Terminal 1 in Dublin Airport. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Let me see if I’ve got this right. Someone – because it’s all so Monty Pythonesque, let’s call her Judith – who is on the pandemic unemployment paymen(...)

Inane: John Cleese’s remarks have started to take the gloss off his comedy standing. Photograph: James D Morgan/Getty

Near the top of the list of people who should never have been let near Twitter stands John Cleese. Before social media he was regarded, in I(...)

“The ballad of Little Musgrave is about a man who breaks the social distancing rules.” Photograph: Jonathan Brady/AFP/Getty Images

I cannot be the only one – surely? – who, mid-way through Dominic Cummings’s live press conference on Monday, started humming an old Planxty ballad ab(...)

It seems unlikely we will soon get back to the globe-trotting that set in during the 1980s and 1990s

“Come fly with me. If you can use some exotic booze there’s a bar in far Bombay. Come on fly with me…” Yeah, hold your whisht, Sinatra. Even the most(...)

The deliberations of the People’s Front of Judea in Life of Brian. An irritated Reg has to concede that the Romans  in fact gave the Judeans aqueducts, sanitation, roads, irrigation, medicine, education, wine, public baths and law and order

As the European Union waves goodbye to Britain when it exits the bloc on Friday night, let us reflect on what the concept of Britishness means on this(...)

Ryan Tubridy got more political than he meant to last week. Photograph: RTÉ

As he surveys the papers at the start of his show, Ryan Tubridy has some good news for those already suffering from election fatigue. “Obviously it’s (...)

1979: Terry Jones, star of Monty Python’s Flying Circus directed and starred in Monty Python’s Life Of Brian. Photograph: Evening Standard/Getty Images

What The Beatles were to British music, Monty Python were to British comedy and it is no great stretch to view founding member Terry Jones, who has di(...)

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