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Michael Palin

 
Date of Birth: May 05, 1943 (79)

Birth Place: Sheffield, ENGLAND
 

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(top) Eric Idle and Terry Gilliam; (bottom) Michael Palin and Terry Jones

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10/18/2006


Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam

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Monty Python's Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones with comedian Eddie Izzard

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Michael Palin News

Barry Cryer: A Celebration Comes to the Lyric Theatre Photo Barry Cryer: A Celebration Comes to the Lyric Theatre
by Stephi Wild - May 4, 2022

Glittering array of stars gather to remember iconic talent in special one-off show on 13th June including Stephen Fry, Judi Dench, Bill Bailey, Harry Hill, Maureen Lipman, Barry Humphries and Stewart Lee, plus recorded tributes from the likes of Stephen Merchant, Sandi Toksvig, Emma Thompson & Lee Mack…

The Royal Players Presents MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT Photo The Royal Players Presents MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 10, 2022

This outrageous musical comedy is lovingly ripped off from the film classic, Monty Python and the Holy Grail. The Tony Award winning, best musical Monty Python’s Spamalot is coming to Downtown Benton in search of the Holy Grail. Join King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table at the Historical Royal Theatre March 31st-April 10th. This production is made possible by the sponsorship of Stilwell Insurance & Financial Services, Inc. and Roberson & Associates Insurance. Dates are as follows: March 31st - April 2nd and April 7th-9th at 7pm.

Photos: Check Out All New Photos of the Hackney Empire Auditorium as Part of its 120t Photo Photos: Check Out All New Photos of the Hackney Empire Auditorium as Part of its 120th Birthday Celebrations
by Stephi Wild - Feb 10, 2022

Brand new images have been released of the iconic Hackney Empire Auditorium, as part of the venue's 120th birthday celebrations.

ZOO MUNDO Announced at Buntport Theater Photo ZOO MUNDO Announced at Buntport Theater
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 29, 2021

Buntport Theater present ZOO MUNDO, a new theater work performed live over the World Wide Web by Thaddeus Phillips, running December 16, 2021 to January 2, 2022.

Hackney Empire Announces Celebrations for 120th Anniversary Photo Hackney Empire Announces Celebrations for 120th Anniversary
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 23, 2021

Hackney Empire has announced that the beginning of a year of special shows and events to mark the theatre’s 120th anniversary year will launch on Thursday 9 December 2021, with a celebration and birthday cake, cut on stage by the venue’s Patron and iconic Pantomime Dame Clive Rowe.

VIDEO: Watch a Sneak Peek of THE SIMPSONS 'Treehouse of Horror XXXII' Photo VIDEO: Watch a Sneak Peek of THE SIMPSONS 'Treehouse of Horror XXXII'
by Michael Major - Oct 7, 2021

Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite,” Bambi’s revenge and much, much more are featured in the all-new “Treehouse of Horror XXXII”episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, Oct. 10 (8:00-8:31 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

BWW Review: THE WEEKEND, Bloomsbury Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE WEEKEND, Bloomsbury Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Sep 27, 2021

This new opera, adapted by Tamsin Collison from Michael Palin's play, is both funny and wonderful to hear, Scott Stroman's score swinging as much as the characters are stuck

Scoop: Coming Up on the Season Premiere of THE SIMPSONS on FOX - Sunday, September 26 Photo Scoop: Coming Up on the Season Premiere of THE SIMPSONS on FOX - Sunday, September 26, 2021
by TV Scoop - Sep 20, 2021

Find out what's happening on THE SIMPSONS and if it's a new episode, airing on FOX on Sunday, September 26, 2021!

Scoop: Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of The Simpsons on FOX - Sunday, September 19, 2021 Photo Scoop: Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of The Simpsons on FOX - Sunday, September 19, 2021
by TV Scoop - Sep 14, 2021

Find out what's happening on The Simpsons and if it's a new episode, airing on FOX on Sunday, September 19, 2021!

Scoop: Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of THE SIMPSONS on FOX - Sunday, August 29, 2021 Photo Scoop: Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of THE SIMPSONS on FOX - Sunday, August 29, 2021
by TV Scoop - Aug 23, 2021

Get all the scoop on THE SIMPSONS, airing on FOX on Sunday, August 29, 2021!

Michael Palin Videos

#TBT: SPAMALOT Finds Its Grail on Broadway! Video#TBT: SPAMALOT Finds Its Grail on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 14, 2019

Fourteen years ago today, Monty Python officially came to Broadway with the opening of SPAMALOT at the Shubert Theatre! In honor of the occasion, we're looking on the bright side of life and throwing it back to the show's 2005 Tony Awards performance featuring Sara Ramirez in the role that won her a Tony! Check out the footage below to find your grail!

VIDEO: On This Day, March 17- SPAMALOT Begins the Quest of Broadway Previews
by Stage Tube - Mar 17, 2017

On this day in 2005, Monty Python's SPAMALOT, the smash hit musical lovingly ripped-off from the internationally famous comedy team's most popular motion picture, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, began previews at the Shubert Theater on Broadway.

STAGE TUBE: Comedian John Cleese Says 'Political Correctness Can Lead to an Orwellian Nightmare'
by Stage Tube - Feb 3, 2016

In a video published on Big Think, Comedian John Cleese said, 'I'm offended every day. For example, the British newspapers every day offend me with their laziness, their nastiness, and their inaccuracy, but I'm not going to expect someone to stop that happening; I just simply speak out about it.'  He goes on to say, 'And the whole point about humor, the whole point about comedy, and believe you me I thought about this, is that all comedy is critical. Even if you make a very inclusive joke like how would you make God laugh? Answer: Tell him your plans. Now that's about the human condition; it's not excluding anyone.'

BWW TV: In Rehearsal with the Starry Cast of SPAMALOT at the Hollywood Bowl; Plus Performance Sneak Peek!
by Michael Sterling - Jul 29, 2015

The much anticipated 2005 Tony Award-winning Best Musical - Monty Python's Spamalot - has finally arrived and is in rehearsal in Los Angeles for its July 31 - August 2, 2015 run at the historic Hollywood Bowl; and BroadwayWorld TV's own Michael Sterling was on hand to talk to the cast.

STAGE TUBE: Monty Python Bids Emotional Farewell at Final MONTY PYTHON LIVE (MOSTLY) Performance in London
by Stage Tube - Jul 22, 2014

The five surviving members of Monty Python just bid an emotional farewell in their final performance of MONTY PYTHON LIVE (MOSTLY) at London's O2 Arena. For the first time in more than three decades, Monty Python comedy legends John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin reunited on stage for this special, historic trip down memory lane. Watch a video of their curtain call below!

VIDEO: Monty Python Troupe Appears on BBC's GRAHAM NORTON SHOW
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 31, 2013

Comedy troupe Monty Python appeared on the BBC talk show THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW for a Christmas reunion and will make an encore appearance on tonight's New Year's Eve show.

BWW TV: SPAMALOT Visits LA's Pantages Theatre
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 22, 2012

Monty Python's SPAMALOT, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical of 2005, will return to Los Angeles, playing a strictly limited one week engagement February 28 - March 4, 2012 at the Pantages Theatre. Tickets for Monty Python's SPAMALOT may be purchased online at www.BroadwayLA.org or by phone at 1-800-982-2787. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Pantages Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets. Check out highlights from the show below!

STAGE TUBE: John Cleese Talks A FISH CALLED WANDA Musical!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 10, 2011

As BroadwayWorld has previously reported, A Fish Called Wanda is being given musical treatment by original screenwriter John Cleese and his daughter Camilla. Bill Bailey has been recruited to compose. In an interview with The Hour, Cleese reveals that he has altered the last 20 minutes of the show in the stage version. Of the new plot addition he says: 'So we changed the last 20 minutes completely, they now escape in a helicopter from London Zoo so it's been great fun changing it.' The project has yet to commit to a director. Click below to hear Cleese on all things Wanda!

STAGE TUBE: Python's Eric Idle Sings SPAMALOT's 'Bright Side of Life' on Late Night
by Eddie Varley - Oct 15, 2009

Monty Python member and SPAMALOT creator Eric Idle appeared on NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and performed the classic 'Always Look At The Bright Side Of Life' with Late Night house band the Roots.

BWW TV: 'SPAMALOT' Star Rick Holmes 'FLIPS-A-LOT' For BroadwayWorld - The Final Flip
by Eddie Varley - Aug 31, 2009

'Monty Python's Spamalot,' the popular musical lovingly ripped-off from the internationally famous comedy team's most popular motion picture, 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail,' openedCenter Theatre Group's 2009-2010 at the Ahmanson Theatre of the Los Angeles Music Center on July 7th. 'Monty Python's Spamalot' plays through September 6, 2009. The Ahmanson production marks the first time the international hit comedy has been presented in Los Angeles. John O'Hurley stars as King Arthur.


Michael Palin Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Michael Palin written?
Michael Palin has written 1 shows including Monty Python's Spamalot (Source Material).