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There may be some hope for Monty Python fans who missed out on reunion tickets - Michael Palin has hinted that the group may perform a smaller warm-up show.
BBC News, 11th December 2013
Monty Python are back with a new show. Terry Jones talks Spanish Inquisitions, sex parties and letting the parrot out of the bag.
The Big Issue, 9th December 2013
In the third series, though, Palin says, the BBC started making some "fairly ridiculous censorship decisions". A battle over one particular sketch saw all six Pythons in a heated argument with the head of comedy. "We fought them for the right to say 'masturbation'," he says.
Written by Matthew Stadlen. The Daily Telegraph, 9th December 2013
While the reformed Pythons are preparing to revisit old material, he continues to add to his prodigious and varied body of work. But is it true the reunion is because he needs to pay off the mortgage? James Hanning meets Terry Jones.
Written by James Hanning. The Independent on Sunday, 1st December 2013
Terry Jones explains why he's 'not proud' of Monty Python and talks about his new Christmas show.
Written by John Preston. The Telegraph, 29th November 2013
John Cleese told The Today Programme it has been "extraordinary to have such a positive reaction" since announcing their reunion.
BBC News, 27th November 2013
After tickets for Monty Python's comeback gigs sold out before you could say 'ni', many went on sale again - at a vastly inflated cost. How do the touts get away with it?
Written by Jamie Merrill. The Independent, 27th November 2013
The Monty Python stage show has been extended from one date to five, running from 1 to 5 July next year. The first show sold out within 43.5 seconds, organisers announced.
BBC News, 25th November 2013
Following the announcement of the reunion of the legendary Monty Python team, John Cleese has suggested it may not be a one-off performance. Talking to Andrew Marr, Cleese added the forthcoming arena show would include memorable Python moments and that further shows might be added, depending on ticket sales. Cleese added the team would be "having fun" while 'paying off Terry Jones' mortgage'.
Written by Andrew Marr. BBC News, 24th November 2013
Columnist Charlie Catchpole says Eric Idle, John Cleese and Co were rebellious and fearless. But we simply didn't get it.
Written by Charlie Catchpole. The Sunday Mirror, 24th November 2013
The Monty Python stars have secretly pencilled in an extra five shows after their reunion gig in July.
Written by Piers Eady. The Daily Mirror, 23rd November 2013
Nobody expected a Monty Python reunion but tickets for a live one-off show will go on sale tomorrow. Dani Garavelli wonders whether the comedy legends can, decades on, recapture the magic of their glory days.
Written by Dani Garavelli. The Scotsman, 23rd November 2013
The five surviving Pythons have announced a one-night reunion gig at London's O2 next summer. An unmissable chance to catch a legendary act, or are they 20 years too late?
Written by Charlie Higson and Adil Ray. The Observer, 23rd November 2013
Talking before the comeback announcement, Michael Palin said: "That should be the challenge to the scientific community, recreate Graham".
Written by Mark Jefferies. The Daily Mirror, 23rd November 2013
Since 1983's The Meaning of Life, the surviving members have yet to embark on a proper, official Monty Python project together. Digital Spy takes a look back at 30 years of near-misses, almosts-but-not-quites and other mini-reunions.
Written by Tom Eames. Digital Spy, 21st November 2013
The two Monty Python members will discuss The Life of Brian during the guest editing of The Today Programme between Christmas and New Year.
Written by Alice Vincent. The Daily Telegraph, 20th November 2013
As the surviving members of Monty Python agree to reunite for a new show, not everyone is amused.
Written by Glenda Cooper. The Daily Telegraph, 19th November 2013
Do you know the Knights Who Say 'Ni' from the Knights of the Round Table? Test your knowledge of all things Python with our quiz,
Written by Gavin Fuller and Dominic Cavendish. The Daily Telegraph, 19th November 2013
Monty Python were hugely influential, says Robbie Collin. They're reforming because nobody else could match their imagination and success.
Written by Robbie Collin. The Daily Telegraph, 19th November 2013
News of a Monty Python reunion will put a smile on many faces but can their new project possibly live up to expectations? Dominic Cavendish gives his verdict.
Written by Dominic Cavendish. The Daily Telegraph, 19th November 2013
If they are going to produce new work, however, the hardest challenge will surely be for Cleese, who tended to collaborate with the late Graham Chapman.
Written by Bruce Dessau. Beyond the Joke, 19th November 2013
As news of a Monty Python reunion is announced, Martin Chilton selects their five best songs.
Written by Martin Chilton. The Daily Telegraph, 19th November 2013
As news of a Monty Python reunion is announced, The Telegraph picks their five best sketches, from Dead Parrot to Gay Policeman.
Written by Florence Waters. The Daily Telegraph, 19th November 2013
A graphic look at some interesting things concerning Monty Python.
Written by Johnny Dee. The Guardian, 8th February 2013
The original stars of cult comedy Monty Python look set to reunite once more for a new movie. John Cleese, Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin are all said to be voicing characters of a group of aliens in the film who grant wishes to humans for laughs.
Written by Kimberly Dadds. The Daily Mail, 7th February 2013