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Monty Python's Tunisian Holiday - My Life With Brian

Kim "Howard" Johnson

In 1978, Kim "Howard" Johnson ran away to join the circus-Monty Python's Flying Circus, that is. The Pythons converged on Tunisia to film their timeless classic Life of Brian, and Howard found himself in the thick of it, doubling for nearly all the Pythons, playing more roles in the film than John Cleese, and managing to ruin only one shot. He became the unit journalist, substitute still photographer, Roman soldier, peasant, near-stalker, and, ultimately, friend and confidant of the comedy legends. He also kept a detailed journal of what he saw and heard, on set and off, throughout those six weeks. The result is a unique eyewitness account that reveals the Pythons at work and at play in a way that nothing else written about them could do. Now, for the first time ever, the inside story of the making of the film is revealed through the fly-on-the-castle-wall perspective. Even the most diehard fans will get a fresh take on the comedy greats through some never-before-revealed nuggets of Python brilliance: what John Cleese offered to exchange for suntan lotion; Terry Jones directing in drag; Michael Palin's secret to playing revolutionaries and peasants; Graham Chapman gets naked; Terry Gilliam gets filthy; Eric Idle haggles; the secret of the Thespo-Squat; Mrs. Pilate; talk of George Harrison; the cake-flinging that jeopardized the production; badminton, impromptu cricket, and erotic frescoes; and the first-ever presentation of "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life." Here, uncensored, are the legendary Pythons in their prime. It was a period of comedy history that will never be duplicated, and Monty Python's Tunisian Holiday captures the wit, the genius, and the sheer silliness of the six men that comprised Python.

In 1978, Kim "Howard" Johnson ran away to join the circus-Monty Python's Flying Circus, that is. The Pythons converged on Tunisia to film their timeless classic Life of Brian, and Howard found himself in the thick of it, doubling for nearly all the Pythons, playing more roles in the film than John Cleese, and managing to ruin only one shot. He became the unit journalist, substitute still photographer, Roman soldier, peasant, near-stalker, and, ultimately, friend and confidant of the comedy legends. He also kept a detailed journal of what he saw and heard, on set and off, throughout those six weeks. The result is a unique eyewitness account that reveals the Pythons at work and at play in a way that nothing else written about them could do. Now, for the first time ever, the inside story of the making of the film is revealed through the fly-on-the-castle-wall perspective. Even the most diehard fans will get a fresh take on the comedy greats through some never-before-revealed nuggets of Python brilliance: what John Cleese offered to exchange for suntan lotion; Terry Jones directing in drag; Michael Palin's secret to playing revolutionaries and peasants; Graham Chapman gets naked; Terry Gilliam gets filthy; Eric Idle haggles; the secret of the Thespo-Squat; Mrs. Pilate; talk of George Harrison; the cake-flinging that jeopardized the production; badminton, impromptu cricket, and erotic frescoes; and the first-ever presentation of "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life." Here, uncensored, are the legendary Pythons in their prime. It was a period of comedy history that will never be duplicated, and Monty Python's Tunisian Holiday captures the wit, the genius, and the sheer silliness of the six men that comprised Python.
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In 1978, Kim "Howard" Johnson ran away to join the circus-Monty Python's Flying Circus, that is. The Pythons converged on Tunisia to film their timeless classic Life of Brian, and Howard found himself in the thick of it, doubling for nearly all the Pythons, playing more roles in the film than John Cleese, and managing to ruin only one shot. He became the unit journalist, substitute still photographer, Roman soldier, peasant, near-stalker, and, ultimately, friend and confidant of the comedy legends. He also kept a detailed journal of what he saw and heard, on set and off, throughout those six weeks. The result is a unique eyewitness account that reveals the Pythons at work and at play in a way that nothing else written about them could do. Now, for the first time ever, the inside story of the making of the film is revealed through the fly-on-the-castle-wall perspective. Even the most diehard fans will get a fresh take on the comedy greats through some never-before-revealed nuggets of Python brilliance: what John Cleese offered to exchange for suntan lotion; Terry Jones directing in drag; Michael Palin's secret to playing revolutionaries and peasants; Graham Chapman gets naked; Terry Gilliam gets filthy; Eric Idle haggles; the secret of the Thespo-Squat; Mrs. Pilate; talk of George Harrison; the cake-flinging that jeopardized the production; badminton, impromptu cricket, and erotic frescoes; and the first-ever presentation of "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life." Here, uncensored, are the legendary Pythons in their prime. It was a period of comedy history that will never be duplicated, and Monty Python's Tunisian Holiday captures the wit, the genius, and the sheer silliness of the six men that comprised Python.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Johnny Heller, Simon Vance

Length:

6h 42m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:40

Introduction
Introduction

10:51


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:42


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

13:29


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

28:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:19


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:22


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

13:53


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:29


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:46


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:08


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

11:06


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:35


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:20


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

17:39


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:36


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:33


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

12:38


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

11:10


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:13


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

10:12


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:46


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:49


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

12:01


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

10:11


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:53


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:59


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:06


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

11:06


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:36


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:52


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

11:23


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:58


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:16


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

00:45


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

20:25


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

11:09


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:33


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:36


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

33:07


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

02:49


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:32


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

00:25