Monty Python Speaks: The Complete Oral History, Revised and Updated Edition by David Morgan
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Overview: In celebration of the 50th anniversary of its BBC debut, a revised and updated edition of the complete oral history of Monty Python-an insightful, in-depth portrait of the brilliant and hysterically funny show that transformed modern comedy.
Broadcast by the BBC between 1969 and 1974, Monty Python’s Flying Circus introduced something completely different: a new brand of surrealistic, stream-of-consciousness comedy that pushed the traditional boundaries of format, style, and content. Blending brilliant satire with slapstick silliness, The Pythons-Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin-spoke to a generation eager to break free of the conventional. Making their way across the Atlantic and the world, the Pythons’ zany approach to comedy would have a monumental influence on modern popular culture, paving the way for farcical entertainment from Saturday Night Live to The Simpsons to Austin Powers.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs