Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1982)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Satire, Sketch Comedy  |   Run Time - 77 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Like The Secret Policeman's Other Ball, Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl consists of "concert" footage of the nonsensical British Monty Python troupe. This 77-minute collection of skits and blackouts features stalwart Pythoners Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin, together with semi-regulars Carol Cleveland and Neil Inness. The troupe's stream-of-consciousness humor transfers well to the L.A. stage; even the most familiar and time-worn bits -- including a TV quiz show featuring such contestants as Marx, Lenin and Mao -- elicits loud laughter from the enthusiastic audience. Originally lensed on videotape, Live at the Hollywood Bowl was transferred to film for theatrical distribution.

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comedy-troupe, game-show, skits, concert, performer