The Monty Python era is nearing its end. Not even a week after releasing the music video for their new song “The Silly Walks Song,” UK’s Chortle reports that the legendary British comedy group has added one more night to their live reunion shows at London’s O2 Arena and are saying it will “probably be their last live performance together.” According to a spokesman, the Pythons were hoping to extend their London performances into a worldwide tour, “but individual commitments to other projects over the next three years has made this impossible.” The show – called The Last Night of the Pythons – is scheduled for July 20th.
Talking to BBC, Michael Palin called the July 20th show “the last night of the Pythons in the sense that there are absolutely no plans to do any more shows after that.” He also had this to say for American fans: “There’s terrific international interest in Python, particularly in America. So I think they’ll be a little bit miffed that we’re not going over there. But they get everything. Too bad. They’ll have to come here.” Luckily, Palin said that the final Python performance will most likely be turned into a movie, so those of us who can’t be in London this summer will at least get to enjoy it secondhand.