Monty Python

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Name: Monty Python (sometimes known as The Pythons)
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Creator: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin
Date(s): 1969–1983, 1989, 1998, 2002, 2013–2014
Medium: sketch comedy show & various others: films, albums, books & stage/musicals
Country of Origin: British
External Links: Official Website, Website
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Monty Python were a British surreal comedy group who are best known for creating the sketch comedy show Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969-1974) and the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975).

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The Python phenomenon developed from the television series into something larger in scope and impact, spawning touring stage shows, films, numerous albums, several books, and a stage musical. The group's influence on comedy has been compared to The Beatles' influence on music.

Members:

  • Graham Chapman
  • John Cleese
  • Terry Gilliam
  • Eric Idle
  • Terry Jones
  • Michael Palin

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