Comedy? It’s just flogging a dead parrot

July 1, 2014 2:18 AM

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Monty Python’s Flying Circus was first broadcast on October 5, 1969. Tonight, 45 years later, the surviving Python members will be taking to the O2 stage for the first of their reunion shows.

It is the equivalent of a comedian who was big in 1924 — Charlie Chaplin, for instance — deciding to make a comedy comeback 45 years later, in 1969.

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