As if we didn’t already have enough comedy shows to choose from in this town, Tribeca Film Festival just dropped a whopper on us: the entire surviving cast of Monty Python will be reuniting in New York for a screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin will present the movie in celebration of its 40th anniversary, as well as the international premiere of new documentary, Monty Python – The Meaning of Live.
Described by Michael Palin as “a documentary about coconuts that lost its way,” the endlessly quotable Holy Grail has been a favorite of comedy nerds for decades, more popular than either the more coherent and satirical Life of Brian or the startlingly adventurous Meaning of Life (both of which will also be screened at the festival).
The screening will take place at the Beacon Theater on April 24, with tickets going on sale March 23 on Tribeca’s website. It probably goes without saying that these tickets will sell out fast, so polish your Holy Hand Grenade, fetchez la vache and make a note of the wingspans of unladen swallows (both African and European), then prepare yourself for a glorious quest…
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