Monty Python is returning in 2014, and now the comedy group has an introduction from the Rolling Stones. In a video meant to promote the reunion shows, Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts of the legendary band mock the idea of old men taking to the stage.
Yes, they get the irony. That’s the point.
In the video, Jagger isn’t exactly impressed by the five surviving members of “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” getting back together for a series of 10 live reunion shows coming in July 2014. As the singer asks, “Are they still going? Who wants to see that again?” Jagger also notes that Monty Python is now made up of “a bunch of wrinkly old men trying to relive their youth.”
Jagger’s rant is interrupted by the need to plan a Rolling Stones set list. Old standards like “Satisfaction” headline the show.
The “Monty Python Live (Mostly) — One Down, Five to Go” show is set to run for 10 nights between July 1 and July 20 in London. John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, Eric Idle and Terry Jones will reprise some of the most iconic skits from their careers.