Time for some comedy.
Monty Python are a British comedy group consisting of Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin. Jones and Palin met as part of the Oxford Review at Oxford University. Chapman, Cleese and Idle met in the Cambridge University Footlights Review, which resulted in their touring the USA and meeting Gilliam in New York City.
The Pythons wrote and performed on various different television shows with The Frost Report being the 1st show to use the talents of all 6 members. The BBC offered Chapman and Cleese their own TV series and, after a number of chance happenings, all 6 members were again brought together to create Monty Python's Flying Circus which first aired in 1969. They produced 45 episodes over 4 seasons and made 5 feature length movies, as well as a number of albums, books, games, theatre shows and TV specials.
After the original Python series had finished the Pythons all worked on various projects, often collaborating with, or including, other members of the team. They are generally credited with reshaping British comedy and have influenced many comedians that have emerged since.
Bruces’ Philosophers Song (also known as Bruces’ Song and The Philosophers Song) was originally released on the 1973 album Matching Tie and Handkerchief. It is about various famous philosophers and suggests that they were all heavy drinkers, discussing their drinking habits in terms of their philosophies. It is one of the Python team’s most popular songs and is regularly sung whenever Python fans meet. This is the official lyric video so that less serious Python fans can sing along.
You can buy Bruces’ Philosophers Song on iTunes.
You can follow Monty Python on their Official Website, on the Python On Line Website, on Facebook, on Twitter, and on their YouTube channel. You can buy their records on iTunes.