A Monty Python reunion event – featuring John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Eric Idle – will soon be announced by the iconic group of comic actors.

It’s been 45 years since Monty Python, including late member Graham Chapman, first appeared on TV in 1969. It’s been rumored multiple times over the years that a reunion was in the works, but none had much truth to them until recently. Now in their 70s, the group is ready to put together something new.

Monty Python Reunion Confirmed

"We're getting together and putting on a show – it's real," Jones confirmed to the BBC on Monday. Idle’s been building up anticipation for the Monty Python press conference on Thursday though his Twitter account, vowing to post a link to view it to his page when it becomes available.

Monty Python Past & Present

After gaining acclaim with Monty Python’s Flying Circus sketch show, the comedy group went on to star in a trio of feature films – Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Monty Python’s Life of Brian and Monty Python’s the Meaning of Life. Their brand of comedy has continued on in the Idle-penned Broadway musical Spamalot, which has enjoyed a considerable amount of success on the stage.

Since the end of the Monty Python heyday, Cleese has found ample work in film and TV as a character actor, most notably in A Fish Called Wanda. He also does a fair amount of voice acting. The others have also stayed in the entertainment industry: Idle with Spamalot, Gilliam working as a filmmaker, Jones writing scripts and Palin producing travel documentaries.

The five Monty Python men will all be in attendance for the highly anticipated press conference that will take place at the Playhouse Theatre in London on Thursday.

– Chelsea Regan

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