Monty Python Live!

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Monty Python Live!
Monty Python Live!.jpg
Cover of Monty Python Live! hardback, 2009
Editor Eric Idle
Author Graham Chapman
John Cleese
Terry Gilliam
Eric Idle
Terry Jones
Michael Palin
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre Humour
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publication date
1 October 2009
Published in English
Print (hardcover)
ISBN 978-1-84737-723-4
Preceded by The Pythons Autobiography by The Pythons

Monty Python Live! is a book detailing the various live performances of the Monty Python team between 1971 and 1980.[1]

Edited by Eric Idle, the book was released in 2009 as part of the team’s 40th anniversary celebrations and features recollections from surviving members John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin, alongside archive interviews with Graham Chapman. Also contributing are Python regulars Carol Cleveland and Neil Innes, promoter Tony Smith, US manager Nancy Lewis, biographer Kim Howard Johnson and also Carl Reiner.

The book also contains the script for the 1980 Hollywood Bowl shows (minus the animation and Neil Innes songs), alongside a selection of lesser performed sketches plus some new comedy pieces written specially for the book.