In a moving post on Facebook, Monty Python star Palin said the impact on his friend's ability to speak is "the cruellest thing".Read the full story ›
His diagnosis was revealed on the same day BAFTA Cymru announced he would be given an outstanding contribution award.Read the full story ›
Vinyl copies of a cover of Monty Python's 'Galaxy Song' recorded by Stephen Hawking go on sale later as part of Record Store Day.Read the full story ›
New research has found that Frank Sinatra's My Way has been replaced by Monty Python's Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life as the most popular song played at funerals.
A study by The Co-operative Funeralcare showed that traditional hymns, football anthems and classic pop songs top the list of the "funeral music chart".
A study of songs played at 30,000 funerals also showed some unusual requests such as Abba, Elvis Presley, Star Wars or Blues Brothers fancy dress themed services.
The top 10 included Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, The Lord Is My Shepherd, Abide With Me, Match Of The Day theme, My Way, All Things Bright And Beautiful and Angels by Robbie Williams.
The sketch, in which John Cleese tries to return a dead "Norwegian blue" parrot to a shop, was voted top in a poll of 2,000 people.Read the full story ›
Rolling Stones frontman Sir Mick Jagger mocks 'wrinkly old men' Monty Python as he introduces their live tour which kicks off at the 02 tomorrow night.
It is one of 10 final shows the Pythons- John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones- will perform in the UK.
The first show sold out within 40 seconds when tickets were released.
The remaining members of Monty Python have announced that what is likely to be their final performance together will be streamed live in cinemas around the world.
The comedy troupe will give its last performance on 20th July at London's O2 arena.
They had previously said their shows in London would not lead to a wider world tour. Fans will be able to see the final show at 450 cinemas in the UK and a further 1,500 worldwide.
Fans of Monty Python will be left disappointed after the comics said their reunion concerts will not lead to a wider world tour.Read the full story ›
Monty Python have released a new song ahead of their upcoming performances in London.
The Silly Walks Song was written for the comedy group's shows at the O2 arena in July and features the repeated refrain "money is the root of evil".
The five surviving members of the Monty Python comedy team have announced five more shows in London next year, after the first five shows sold out within an hour.
- Tuesday, July 15
- Wednesday, July 16
- Friday, July 18
- Saturday, July 19
- Sunday, July 20
The show, in the O2 Arena, will be the first time since the Hollywood Bowl in 1980 that the troupe have performed together.
Tickets for the additional shows go on sale on Friday morning.