On Late Night With Seth Meyers to talk Python, John Cleese is grumpily delightful, delightfully grumpy

At the end of their interview on Thursday’s Late Night, legendary comedian, actor, writer, and all-around funny person John Cleese asked host Seth Meyers, “Where are we going to dinner?” Meyers informed his guest that everything was all set, a public airing of private dinner plans that, considering the now 78-year-old…

What’s your most awkward family pop culture experience?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…

Here’s the story of Theresa May’s failed campaign as told by Monty Python

Earlier this month, British Prime Minister Theresa May lost the general election that she herself called. Both during and after the election, Twitter whipped itself into a frenzy, mocking everything from “protest vote” candidate Lord Buckethead to the “fields of wheat” that May admitted running through when asked…

Daisy Ridley backs away from John Cleese in this Star Wars/Holy Grail mashup

As fans well know by now, the plot of 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens largely revolves around the absence of Jedi knight Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). A map supposedly leading to Skywalker’s current, remote whereabouts is the film’s main MacGuffin, and the iconic opening crawl begins with the words “Luke Skywalker…

There’s a real art to cursing without actually using real curse words

When done right, the poetry of cursing with a few well-placed four-letter words is a thing of beauty to behold. However, sometimes profanity can’t be used, whether it’s because you’re at a family function, on holy ground, or trying to get a PG-rating from the MPAA. That’s when people, especially screenwriters, have to…