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Monty Python members to reunite for stage show

Nov. 19, 2013 at 9:11 AM   |   Comments

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LONDON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Terry Jones told the BBC he and fellow surviving members of the British comedy troupe Monty Python are reforming for a stage show.

"We're getting together and putting on a show -- it's real," Jones said. "I'm quite excited about it. I hope it makes us a lot of money. I hope to be able to pay off my mortgage!"

Jones, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin are expected to attend a press conference in London Thursday to announce project details, the BBC said.

"Only three days to go till the Python press conference. Make sure Python fans are alerted to the big forthcoming news event," Idle tweeted Monday.

"Python meeting this morning. Can't wait. Press Conference Thursday will apparently be live on Sky News. I'll get you the online URL," he added Tuesday.

The five remaining members of the comedy group last appeared together in 1998 at the Aspen Comedy Festival. Member Graham Chapman died of cancer in 1989.

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