“Monty Python” fans rejoice, because a reunion is on the way for the surviving members of the comedy troupe. Forty-four years after “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” premiered on the BBC, Terry Jones confirmed that the group is getting back together for a stage show.
“We’re getting together and putting on a show — it’s real,” he tells BBC. “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!”
More information is expected to be announced during a press conference on Nov. 21 at The Playhouse Theatre in London’s West End, which is currently running “Monty Python’s Spamalot.” In addition to Jones, everyone including John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin will be in attendance. The sixth member of the comedy troupe, Graham Chapman, passed away in 1989.
Idle was similarly teasing the new on Twitter, posting, “Only three days to go till the Python press conference. Make sure Python fans are alerted to the big forthcoming news event. … Python meeting this morning. Can’t wait. Press Conference Thursday will apparently be live on Sky News. I’ll get you the online URL.”
The last time the gang was back together was in 2009 to celebrate Monty Python’s 40th anniversary.