It’s official! The U.K. comedy troupe is reuniting for a one-off show at London’s O2 arena in July which they promise will include "a little comedy, a lot of pathos, some music and a tiny bit of ancient sex."
All five of the remaining cast members announced the news at a London press conference on Thursday, joking that the show was a way “to remind ourselves that we are funny and important and famous.”
The five cast mates, which include John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin, constantly joked with reporters throughout the announcement, at first sitting behind the wrong name cards and answering questions addressed to other members of the troupe.
Gilliam told The Associated Press that the reason the group is doing the show is that they've “all become so depressed over the years that our wives don't find us interesting, our children don't even laugh at us anymore."
The team even made gags about their advanced age, assuring fans that medical attendants will be present for the performance and that the working title is “One down, five to go.” The troupe lost their sixth member, Graham Chapman, in 1989 to cancer.
The much-hyped about show will include animation, material that has never been performed live, as well as some of their most-loved sketches.
The last time the Pythons performed together was in Los Angeles in 1980, but the group hasn’t performed on a U.K. stage in nearly 40 years. Good luck trying to get tickets!