Monty Python Plans Stage Reunion

Will be surviving members' first performance together since 1998

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 19, 2013 10:51 AM CST

(Newser) – For the first time in more than a decade, all surviving members of Monty Python will be performing together. Member Terry Jones confirmed the event to the BBC following a Sun report. "We're getting together and putting on a show—it's real," he says. "I'm quite excited about it. I hope it makes us a lot of money. I hope to be able to pay off my mortgage." Jones will reunite with comedy partners John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, and Terry Gilliam, all in their 70s; Graham Chapman died in 1989. The British comedy troupe will reconvene Thursday for a press conference in London.

From left, Michael Palin, John Cleese, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, and Eric Idle attend the IFC and BAFTA premiere of Monty Python: Almost The Truth (The Lawyer's Cut), in New York in 2009.
From left, Michael Palin, John Cleese, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, and Eric Idle attend the IFC and BAFTA premiere of "Monty Python: Almost The Truth (The Lawyer's Cut)," in New York in 2009.   (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, File)
Monty Python in 1969: bottom from left, Terry Jones, John Cleese, and Michael Palin, and top from left, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle and Terry Gilliam.
Monty Python in 1969: bottom from left, Terry Jones, John Cleese, and Michael Palin, and top from left, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle and Terry Gilliam.   (AP Photo/IFC)
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