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Mick Jagger gets the Monty Python treatment

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 - 01:28

Mick Jagger plays up the similarities between Rolling Stones and Monty Python as the comedy troupe commence their farewell performances at London's O2 Arena.

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger and drummer Charlie Watts appeared in a video put together to help promote the Monty Python farewell performances called 'Monty Python Live (mostly) - One Down, Five to Go'. The video was played to journalists ahead of the comedy troupe's news conference in central London on June 30. In the video, Jagger, who is watching the World Cup with Watts, talks to an aide about his upcoming set list. They get on the subject that their lighting engineer is in London doing the Monty Python performances instead of their tour. Jagger says lines like 'Monty Python? Are they still going?' and 'They must be coining it in.' Monty Python has often been referred to as the Beatles but for comedy. Jagger makes fun of this by saying 'Who wants to see that again? I mean, it was really funny in the sixties' and then 'It's still a bunch of wrinkly old men trying to relive their youth and make a load of money. The best one died years ago' - relating to the late Python, Graham Chapman who died of cancer in 1989. 'Monty Python Live (mostly) - One Down, Five to Go' begins on July 1st and their final performance, which will be played out live internationally, will take place on July 20th.

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Mick Jagger gets the Monty Python treatment

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 - 01:28