A bunch of lost Monty Python sketches have been discovered

In a big win for British comedy nerds, The Times is reporting that multiple boxes from Michael Palin’s private archives have been delivered to the British Library, and—unsurprisingly—they contain a whole bunch of Monty Python paraphernalia. There are apparently “dozens” of unused scripts for sketches, including two…

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?

As we recover from the holidays, many of us recall the times when watching something—anything—as a family was preferable to enduring another post-dinner hangout session where Uncle Jeremy inevitably picks a fight about Libertarians, or whatever. In that spirit, we’re asking you a question we last asked way back in 2012

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…

Monty Python And The Holy Grail is coming back to (U.K.) theaters

Finally, people who just couldn’t restrain themselves from shouting out all the catchphrases to Monty Python And The Holy Grail—even when showing it to someone who’d never seen it before—are getting their day in the (Gilliam-animated) sun. Variety reports Sony Pictures and British distributor Park Circus are planning…