John Oliver on Monty Python: 'inspirational idiots who changed comedy'

John Oliver on Monty Python: 'inspirational idiots who changed comedy'
 

Writing about the importance of Monty Python is basically pointless. Citing them as an influence is almost redundant. It’s assumed. In fact, from now on it’s probably more efficient to say that comedy writers should have to explicitly state that they don’t owe a significant debt to Monty Python. And if someone does that, they’ll be emphatically wrong.
This strange group of wildly talented, appropriately disrespectful, hugely imaginative and massively inspirational idiots changed what comedy could be for their generation and for those that followed.
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7 January 2019 in Showbiz, Views: 147
Source: Guardian
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