Monty Python's Life Of Brian. Copyright: Hand Made Films.

Monty Python's Life Of Brian

1979 British comedy film a man mistaken for the Messiah at the time of Christ. Stars Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and others.

Press Clippings

Ten of the best comedy films to make you laugh

Ed Potton picks his favourite movie comedies, including Monty Python's Life Of Brian and Paddington 2.

Ed Potton, The Times, 14th May 2020

Why the Life of Brian was so controversial

Today is the 40th anniversary of the world premiere of the film Life of Brian, the Monty Python team's very irreverent take on religion which shocked many people when it was first released but is now accepted as a classic of British cinema.

Martin Hannan, The National, 17th August 2019

Monty Python's 50th anniversary details

A range of new and re-released products have been announced to mark the 50th anniversary of Monty Python's Flying Circus; plus a world record attempt; BFI and BBC Two seasons, an HD-restored box set, and more.

British Comedy Guide, 26th June 2019

Palin and Gilliam on Life of Brian

"John Cleese refused to ad-lib. He's a humour fundamentalist".

Phil Hoad, The Irish Times, 18th April 2019

Monty Python honour ailing Terry Jones

Celebrations for the 40th anniversary of the Monty Python comedy classic Life Of Brian are being somewhat overshadowed by the health news of member Terry Jones.

Yahoo, 18th April 2019

How we made Monty Python's Life of Brian

'We didn't ad lib because John Cleese doesn't like it - ironically, he's a fundamentalist when it comes to humour'

Phil Hoad, The Guardian, 16th April 2019

Monty Python's Life of Brian review

Despite its absurdity and button-pushing bad taste, this mock epic stands up four decades on as a stirring paean to tolerance.

Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 12th April 2019

New documentary about HandMade Films commissioned

A new feature-length documentary is to look at the history of HandMade Films, the production company George Harrison set up to help finance Monty Python's Life Of Brian.

Chortle, 7th March 2019

John Oliver on Monty Python

When a reckless teacher screened Life Of Brian at his school, the future comedian fell in love with the anarchic pranksters who created it. Then he met them - and even more chaos ensued.

The Guardian, 7th January 2019

Unseen Monty Python material published

Scripts and ideas for unmade Monty Python sketches are to go on display at the British Library as they process a recently acquired archive from Michael Palin. Some material has been published today.

British Comedy Guide, 1st August 2018