Monty Python has one last hurrah prepared, and thanks to PictureHouse Entertainment, it’s going to be shared with the world. According to a report from Variety, the company has obtained international distribution rights for “The Last Night of Monty Python,” and will be broadcasting it to theaters worldwide on July 20.
“The Last Night of Monty Python” will feature John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Erid Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin performing Monty Python’s hits and classics. However, we can expect more than just a rehash of the same lines everybody knows and can quote at the drop of a hat, as they promise “modern, topical, Pythonesque twists” to keep the surprises and laughs coming.
The final performance will be held from London’s O2 and streamed live on April 20th to around 1,500 screens worldwide. Though tickets to the actual show are already sold out, we’ll learn what theaters are showing it soon.
“Monty Python’s Flying Circus” ran from 1969 to 1974, followed by their hit films, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” “Monty Python and the Life of Brian,” and “Monty Python and The Meaning of Life.” Those later lead to the musical “Spamalot,” and later “He’s Not The Messiah (He’s a Very Naughty Boy).” All of them are still enjoyed and quoted to this day.
So now we have one last chance to enjoy the comedy that is Monty Python. I don’t know about you, but I’m going to get my tickets fast and get ready for a night of dead parrots, lumberjacks, and so much more.