Eric Idle is an English comedian, actor, author, singer, writer and comedic composer. Idle was a member of the English surreal comedy group Monty Python, a member of the Rutles on Saturday Night Live, and the author of the Broadway musical Spamalot.
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Hello everybody. I had so much fun last November doing my previous reddit AMA that I decided to return. I'm sure you've seen the exciting news, but here we are to confirm it, officially: Monty Python is reunited. Today is the big day and as you can imagine it's a bit of a circus round here, but we'll be on reddit from 9am for ninety minutes or so to take your questions. We'll be alternating who's answering, but everyone will be here!:
Update: We're running a little late but will be with you 10-15 minutes!
Update 2: The url for tickets - http://www.montypythonlive.com - available Monday
Update 3: Thank you for all the questions. We tried to answer as many as we could. Thanks everyone!
I seem to recall several of you saying in interviews that Python could never get back together, because it wouldn't be Python without Graham. What changed?
Graham came back but he didn't want to do the show.
What is one thing none of you will ever do?
When I was in elementary school, I used to sneak out of my room to watch reruns of Monty Python late night on PBS, much to my mother's annoyance. Six year old me had a crush on Eric because I had decided that he looked the best in a dress. I'm pretty sure that this warped me for life, so thanks for that. Who of the troupe do you think played the best female characters? Any particular favorites?
Me because I had the best legs
Which one of you enjoyed dressing up as a woman the most?
which Terry is the good Terry?
Are you surprised by which of your bits have remained the most popular over time?
Yes I'm surprised at it all.
Which of you is the worst to work with?
I am. I'm also the worst to sleep with.
Terry Jones - any chance we'll get to see you stark naked playing the piano again? There's a large market for that.
Edit: For anyone interested
Terry Gilliam is playing that role now
What is your favourite of each other's individual work?
I love Ripping Yarns.
Hello, all! My question is, was there ever a sketch or song that you wrote, either for an episode or movie, that you didn't use because it seemed too extreme, even for you?
The wee wee sketch.
For the reunion show, will we see all old or new material?
You'll see nothing if you dont come
Did you have any more plans for Python films that just never made it off the drawing board?
If all of you were stranded on a island, who would you eat first? And how quickly would it come to that?
I'd do the Six Samurai.