Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl is a 1982 concert film in which the Monty Python team perform many of their greatest sketches at the Hollywood Bowl, including several pre-Python ones.
|Release Date||:||June 25, 1982|
|Production Company||:||HandMade Films, Columbia Pictures|
|Production Countries||:||United Kingdom|
|Director||:||Terry Hughes, Ian MacNaughton|
|Writers||:||John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman|
|Casts||:||Terry Gilliam, John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Neil Innes, Carol Cleveland|
|Plot Keywords||:||musical, music, concert, british, sketch, live, monty python, anarchic comedy|
Talk about the perfect relationship between a comedy troupe at the top of their game and an audience that's precisely in-tune with them. The Pythons didn't have a long window of acceptance in the States, but they made the most of it with performances like this one. Uproariously funny, and even though I knew which skits were coming up just by the slightest bits of foreshadowing (and could telegraph them word for word in some cases) I was still laughing until it hurt. I think most of the California crowd was in pretty much the same place that night. An unbelievable performance that makes me really sad I never had a chance to see the Pythons live.