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UK Comedy legend Ronnie Corbett dead at 85

The showbiz fraternity is in mourning today following the passing of one of the English speaking world's best-loved entertainers, a mainstay of British television and theatre for over 60 years.

Review: ʻFawlty Towers’ tribute debuts in Toronto; don’t mention the food Special

Toronto - Nearly forty years after the show’s debut, it’s unlikely we’ll ever get a third series of “Fawlty Towers”. But if you’re desperate for a substitute, along with a meal, you could do worse than “Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience”.

Review: Monty Python Live capped off legendary troupe's epic career Special

From the Argument Sketch to the song Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, Sunday's Monty Python Live showcased the most popular sketches from the British comedy troupe. The sad thing is, will we ever see them perform together again?

Monty Python reunion to be broadcast worldwide

London - The cast of Monty Python are teaming up for one final hurrah that will culminate in a live performance simulcast to more than 100 nations around the globe. On July 20, expect a lot of silly walking!

No Joke: Monty Python sells 20K tickets in 43.5 seconds

Who knew that Monty Python would still be hot enough more than 30 years after their last performance to sell 20,000 tickets in under a minute?

No joke: Monty Python's Flying Circus staging a reunion

London - Rumours about Monty Python’s Flying Circus being as expired as that stiff bird in the classic dead parrot sketch are apparently highly exaggerated. But former member Terry Jones has spilled the beans about a possible reunion.

Op-Ed: BBC cuts Fawlty 'racist' script in Germans episode for prime time

Sydney - In what all real Anglophiles would call an act of barbarity, the classic Fawlty Towers episode The Germans has had scenes cut for “racist” language. This is the same network that tolerated Jimmy Saville groping kids on air for 30 years.

Review: 'Gags to Riches' Special

The comedy circuit can be a hard slog for little money, but the lucky few can supplement their earnings massively by entertaining corporate clients, or even advertising on TV.

Monty Python team reunite on film directed by Terry Jones

Most of the surviving members of the comedy team Monty Python, famous for their surreal TV shows in the 1960s and 1970s and ground-breaking movies, look set to reunite for a new Terry Jones-directed film.

Ben Whishaw cast as Q in new James Bond movie

British actor Ben Whishaw, star of the 1950s-set BBC drama series The Hour, has been cast as Q in the upcoming James Bond movie.

BBC bad boys may bow out boisterously

Two bad boys of BBC radio who left an obscene message on the answerphone of actor Andrew Sachs are to appear together on British television, as one of them sings his swansong.

Monty Python actor John Cleese spends £3,300 on cab fare

Monty Python actor John Cleese spent £3,300 (over $5,000 USD) on a taxi ride when his flight from Oslo was cancelled due to the volcanic ash cloud.

New Name For Dump In New Zealand: John Cleese

John Cleese and his statements tend to tick people off. If you say you hate a place in New Zealand you may end up with a landmark being named after you. A new sign has appeared at the Awapuni Landfill in Palmerston North.
 

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