Eric Idle Founding member of the British comedy group Monty Pythonwith the likes of john cleese,
And despite his international fame – and lucrative deals including shows, movies and books, Idol, now 80, has acknowledged his followers and fans x that he still “has to work for a living” and he stressed that he is “not rich”.
“I don’t know why people always assume we’re cumbersome. Python is a disaster,” he wrote on the forum this week.
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,Spamming [his musical] Earned money 20 years ago. I have to work for my livelihood. It’s not easy at this age,” he added.
He said there was a “catastrophic loss” of revenue from Python.
“We own everything we have created in Python and I never dreamed that our sources of income would be shut down in such a devastating way in this age.”
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He added, “I don’t mind not being rich. I like being funny. I don’t like being thought of as rich. This is different. I think Python was executive free comedy.”
He said that he refers to the other members of Monty Python as “colleagues” and that he is “proud of what we did as the Pythons”.
He wrote, “I think of myself as a former Liverpool teammate. We played well together. A long time ago. But it was never very supportive of people’s feelings and emotions. Not brothers. Colleagues. “
He then thanked fans for the support and their “kind words and encouragement”.
The comedy troupe first formed in 1969 and starred Idle, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones and Michael Palin and Graham Chapman.
terry jones He died in 2020 at the age of 77 after a long battle with a rare form of dementia.
Last year, Cleese Spoke against cancel culture In an interview with 2GB.
Fawlty Towers star, 84, Ben Fordham said confidently He doesn’t think he’ll officially “cancel” himself at the end of his career.
While promoting his stage show with a tongue-in-cheek title An Evening with the Late John CleeseFordham referred to the new trend of “cancel culture”.
“I was worried that we might have canceled you, I thought maybe the cancel culture had rubbed off on you,” Fordham told Cleese.
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Cleese immediately responded: “I don’t get canceled because I do stage shows…people think to themselves, ‘I like it, so I’ll buy a ticket.’”
The actor explained that anyone in his audience who has actively chosen to watch him live should take care of their sense of humor instead of getting offended.
He said it would be “young” people who don’t know his comedic style who might try to cancel him.
“They don’t think, ‘I can’t afford this, let’s buy six tickets,’” he laughed.
“The audience is pre-programmed to like me, so when I come out they like me and they like the humor I do.”
Cleese has been vocal in the past against the idea of ”cancelling” celebrities over problematic jokes.
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