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In Conversation with Monty Python's Eric Idle

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The ingenious comic performer Eric Idle, founding member of MONTY PYTHON and creator of SPAMALOT, discusses his absurdly funny memoir of his remarkable journey from childhood in an austere boarding school, coming of age as a writer and comedian during the sixties and seventies, and his successful career in comedy, television, theatre, and film. A legend in his own lunchtime, Eric is the author of many books, some not half bad, some not even a quarter bad. Now he enters his anecdotage as the last word in Python memoirs, noting he is the last of the legendary group to tell his story.

Coming of age as a writer and comedian during the sixties and seventies, Idle stumbled into the crossroads of the Cultural Revolution and found himself rubbing shoulders with the likes of George Harrison, David Bowie, and Robin Williams, all of whom became lifelong friends. With anecdotes sprinkled throughout that involve such close friends and luminaries as Mick Jagger, Steve Martin, Paul Simon, Mike Nichols, and many more—let alone the Pythons themselves—Idle captures a time of tremendous creative output with equal hilarity and heart. In ALWAYS LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE, named after the song he wrote for LIFE OF BRIAN that has since become the number one song played at funerals in the UK, he shares the highlights of his life and career with the offbeat humour that has delighted audiences for five decades.

Eric Idle is a comedian, actor, author, and singer-songwriter who found immediate fame on television with the sketch-comedy show MONTY PYTHON’S FLYING CIRCUS. Following its success, they began making films that include MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL (1975), LIFE OF BRIAN (1979) and THE MEANING OF LIFE (1983). Eric wrote, directed, and created THE RUTLES, the world’s first-ever mockumentary, as well as the Tony Award-winning musical, SPAMALOT (2005). Follow him on Twitter: @EricIdle


All tickets will include a pre-signed hardback copy of Eric Idle's 'Sortabiography' Always Look on the Bright Side of Light


Cover image for Eric Idle's Autobiography, 'Always Look on the Bright Side of Life'

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