The surviving members of the Monty Python comedy group will be reuniting for a stage show, the BBC reports. “We’re getting together and putting on a show – it’s real,” Terry Jones told the BBC. “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!” John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, and Jones are expected to officially announce the show at a press conference at The Playhouse Theatre in London on Thursday. The group has not publicly performed together since the 1998 Aspen Comedy Festival.
Eric Idle also tweeted about the announcement:
Only three days to go till the Python Press Conference. Make sure Python fans are alerted to the big forthcoming news event.
— Eric Idle (@EricIdle) November 18, 2013
Python meeting this morning. Can't wait. Press Conference Thursday will apparently be live on Sky News. I'll get you the online URL.
— Eric Idle (@EricIdle) November 19, 2013
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