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.   (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.   (AP Photo/IFC)
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