The surviving members of Monty Python are holding a press conference later this week to announce they’re reforming for a stage show.
The BBC reports that all five – John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and Terry Jones – will reunite for the show. The sixth member, Graham Chapman (‘Brian’ in The Life of Brian), died in 1989.
Terry Jones told the Beeb: “We’re getting together and putting on a show – it’s real.
“I’m quite excited about it. I hope it makes us a lot of money. I hope to be able to pay off my mortgage!”
Eric Idle also tweeted: “Only three days to go till the Python press conference. Make sure Python fans are alerted to the big forthcoming news event.”
He added: “Python meeting this morning. Can’t wait. Press Conference Thursday will apparently be live on Sky News. I’ll get you the online URL.”
The last time the five remaining members of the iconic, anarchic comedy group appeared together was in 1998 at the Aspen Comedy Festival.