back to article And now for someone completely brilliant: Stephen Hawking to join Monty Python on stage

Renowned physicist and boffin of the highest order Stephen Hawking is to join famous 1970s British surrealist comedy group Monty Python on stage in the comedians' first live show in decades. Youtube Video A video intro at the press conference featured some gentle ribbing from Mick Jagger about the fact that the Python crew – …

  1. Bertie D'astard

    The best ever ventriloquist :-)

  2. PaulyV

    Tickets like gold dust? Seatwave is awash with them and they start at £25 for opening night.

    1. Ben Bonsall

      Tickets like 0.92g of gold dust at current price, if they're 100gsm copier paper and around 7cm * 15cm, that sounds about right...

      1. Dom 3

        They're regular A4 in size and feels like 80gsm to me.

    2. Steve Knox
      Holmes

      I'm pretty sure....

      they meant that they're fatal to Cybermen.

    3. diodesign (Written by Reg staff) Silver badge

      Re: PaulyV

      You're right - article amended.

      C.

    4. Flugal

      Thanks!

      Great - and thank you - I had no idea! I have just purchased 2 tickets.

  3. Ol'Peculier
    Happy

    Tickets

    They might be around for 25 a go - but you'll need a telescope to see the stage from your seat...

    Is this for every night I wonder? Am off on Saturday so be interesting to see what happens.

    1. PaulyV

      Re: Tickets

      I don't think Hawking is appearing live from what I read elsewhere - he appears to be involved every night so can only be pre-recorded.

    2. Flatpackhamster

      Re: Tickets

      On all my previous visits to the O2 telescopes weren't necessary due to the honking great screens displaying all the action.

      1. Annihilator
        Meh

        Re: Tickets

        "On all my previous visits to the O2 telescopes weren't necessary due to the honking great screens displaying all the action."

        Just like watching it at home...

        Have seen a few things at O2 and Wembley Arena - turns out I can't stand arena-based comedy.

  4. JimmyPage Silver badge
    Black Helicopters

    Cinematic telecast ....

    Out of curiosity, I discovered the 20th July (Finale) cinecast was playing at my local cinema[1], so bagged a couple of (numbered) seats. 'Er indoors has never really been a big Python fan, but she appreciates how much money we've saved by not going to the O2 ;)

    [1]I guess we can call them movie theatres now ?

    Icon ? My hovercraft is full of eels -->

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Cinematic telecast ....

      Aren't they also showing it on Gold on tv? So you could have saved even more money and stayed at home :)

  5. kmac499

    +1 Please

    Good to see Carol Cleveland is in the show as well,

    1. TRT Silver badge

      Re: +1 Please

      Both of them!

  6. Bucky 2

    OMG! Brian Cox is such a FOX!

  7. Peter Simpson 1
    Holmes

    boffin of the highest order

    super-duper-über-boffin?

  8. DocJames
    Happy

    "The worst case of party pooping I've ever heard"

    said Eric Idle (I think) when Graham died the day before their 20th anniversary party.

    I'm not sure how good it'll be. More a case of hero worship than comedy. (I'll still be watching, cos they're my heroes)

    1. OzBob

      Re: "The worst case of party pooping I've ever heard"

      Will they bring Graham and his urn again (and the dust buster)?

  9. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "boffin of the highest order Stephen Hawking"?

    We need a new Reg unit for that sort of stuff - I salute you sir!

  10. bex

    overly long sketches with occasional funny bits, I can't wait

  11. Vector

    US next?

    Maybe a reprise of the Hollywood Bowl? Please? Pretty Please!?

  12. Anonymous Coward
    Unhappy

    Tax avoiders?

    Many years ago I used to work in Covent Garden and often passed through Neal's Yard. One of the buildings in said yard was an old banana warehouse containing Terry Gilliam's animation studio and the recording studio used by the Pythons. The outside was plastered in brass plates for Python-related companies with names such as Stash It Away (Jersey) Ltd and a dozen others seemingly based in tax friendly overseas locations. Thinking back, it makes Gary Barlow look like an amateur.

    1. Ivan Headache

      Re: Tax avoiders?

      Wasn't it called something like 'Neal's Yard Abbatoir'?

      (For those not getting the joke, at the time Neal's Yard was a hive (or epicentre - as the BBC would describe it) of health-food/whole-food/vegetarian/alternative therapy businesses.)

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Tax avoiders?

        at the time Neal's Yard was a hive (or epicentre - as the BBC would describe it) of health-food/whole-food/vegetarian/alternative therapy businesses.)

        One side was all small media companies and the other two sides* were indeed the sort of places you mention.

        *It's a triangular space.

  13. Camberwick Green

    Never mind that, my lad.

    I wish to complain about a parrot what I purchased not half an hour ago from this very boutique, and that appears to be neither alive nor dead but in some kind of superpositional state.

    1. phuzz Silver badge

      Re: Never mind that, my lad.

      Have you tried observing it sir?

      1. Andrew Newstead

        Re: Never mind that, my lad.

        Ah, quantum humour. You don't know if it's funny or not until you observe it...

        1. Tromos

          Re: Never mind that, my lad.

          And even after observing it, Heisenberg wasn't sure.

          1. Gazareth

            Re: Never mind that, my lad.

            It's Psi-ing for the fjords.

  14. Richard Scratcher
    Thumb Up

    Good

    It'll make a change from his cruel heckling of other comedians.

  15. Stoneshop Silver badge
    Happy

    Sir Not-Appearing-On-This-Stage

    But he still was integrated into the Galaxy Song, as the not-quite-foot-like Pythonesque Foot to Brian Cox, who was picking nits with the physics involved.

  16. Frood42
    Thumb Up

    Great show

    Not really a fan, but have enjoyed some of the films and sketches in the past, so went to see this at the cinema on the 20th (rather than paying O2 prices).

    I really enjoyed the show.

    .

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