Monty Python: the Ultimate Convenience!

The remaining members of humor act Monty Python have performed a mix of their greatest hits at the first of their comeback shows.

Eric Idle, Michael Palin, John Cleese, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam took to the stage at the O2 Arena in London on Tuesday night.

They performed timeless sketches including the Four Yorkshiremen and the Lumberjack Song.

The show finished with a singalong of Always Look On the Bright Side of Life.

The Pythons are reuniting for 10 performances at the venue, which holds up to 20,000 people. They’ve said their show on 20 July will be their last.

When archive footage of Python Graham Chapman, who died in 1989, was played some of the largest cheers of the night came.

Other famous sketches in the reunion show that received rapturous acceptance in the crowd comprised the fish-slapping sketch.

Chapman died of cancer.

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Guest appearances

The reunion also featured a cameo appearance.

Professor Brian Cox and Stephen Hawking featured elsewhere in the performance.

Daniel Sanderson, from Hammersmith in London, said: “They appeared like they loved it as well, which was excellent, so maybe they’ll do more shows.”

Sally Baxter, from Swindon, said:

The group also made several films including Monty Python’s Life of Brian and the Holy Grail and Monty Python.

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