DAILY LLAMA NEWS FROM 2006

 

Life of Brian Voted Greatest Comedy Film of All Time
Monty Python's Life of Brian was voted Greatest Comedy Film of all time in a poll of 22,000 conducted by Britain's Channel 4. Sunday, 22 January 2006

PBS to Air Monty Python's Personal Best Series
Next month, the American PBS network will begin broadcasting a series of six Monty Python specials called Monty Pyton's Personal Best. Each special focuses on one member of the Monty Python troupe and showcases their favorite clips from the group's television series and movies, mixed with all-new exclusive footage filmed by the Pythons themselves. Sunday, 22 January 2006

Monty Python's Spamalot Launches in London
Tickets are now officially on sale for the highly anticipated West End premiere of Monty Python's Spamalot, which will play its first performance at the Palace Theatre in London’s West End on October 2nd, with press night on October 16th and opening night on October 17th. Wednesday, 8 March 2006

PBS Airs Non-Naughty Version of Personal Best
PBS had to remove some material from Eric Idle's Personal Best compilation. Bless the FCC. Wednesday, 8 March 2006

Terry Gilliam Clowns Around
Terry has started a new project, directing reknowned performer/clown Slava Polunin's new show, Diabolo, in Israel. Wednesday, 8 March 2006

Unearthed Monty Python Footage from 1975
The folks at The Sound of Young America, a comedy talk program that airs on several public radio stations in the U.S. have unearthed some extremely rare footage of the Monty Python members. Filmed in 1975 at KERA-TV in Dallas, four of the six Pythons are interviewed live and answer questions from a live studio audience. Thursday, 9 March 2006

Monty Python Flavored Ice Cream?
Ben & Jerry's, the South Burlington, Vermont-based ice cream company has recently released a Monty Python themed ice cream! Sunday, 19 March 2006

Spamalot Celebrates First Year Anniversary
Broadway's Tony Award winning-musical Monty Python's Spamalot celebrated its first anniversary March 17 at the Shubert Theatre in New York City. Sunday, 19 March 2006

Monty Python's Spamalot to Set World Record
In honor of the first anniversary of the Broadway show, the cast and crew of Spamalot will invite fans and audience members to celebrate and join them for a world record with the World's Largest Coconut Orchestra this Wednesday. Tuesday, 21 March 2006

Guinness Confirms Spamalot World Record
Guinness World Record™ officials certified today that 1,789 people had participated in the “World’s Largest Coconut Orchestra” in Shubert Alley on Wednesday, March 22. Thursday, 23 March 2006

Spamalot Announces New King Arthur, Sir Robin, and Sir Lancelot
A new King will be crowned next month. Harry Groener, well known for his Broadway and television appearances, will be Spamalot's next King Arthur, starting April 25. Thursday, 23 March 2006