“There’s a sketch in ‘Life of Brian’ about some juniper bushes, which I absolutely love. For me, it’s all about timing. It’s all about that moment after something happens, that sort of disbelief, that incredulous moment someone has before they start speaking and that little glint in their eyes. That is the moment I’m really after when we’re doing any kind of comedy. It’s the moment just before the explosion comes out or the explanation or the gag. It’s that little magic silence that I always after, and that’s what Monty Python had in abundance. It was the expression without speech that really made me guffaw before the gag came out.”
Timothy Omundson, King Richard (back center)
“‘Meaning of Life,’ I still quote that movie all the time. But there’s actually a bit — it’s not a Python bit, but it’s a John Cleese bit — that I do in the show. … There’s a John Cleese bit from ‘Time Bandits’ where he plays Robin Hood that just always tickled me from the first time I saw it. It’s kind of a throwaway, but I found the opportunity to do in the show. Nobody’s going to get it but I know it’s there and it just makes me laugh.
“It’s either one of two: It’s the coconuts — no horses, just coconuts. Or the Knights who say Ni. ‘Ni, ni, ni!’ … I think that Tim has a lot of Monty Python moments. He actually reminds me a lot of John Cleese in his mannerisms and how he holds himself and his campiness.”
Luke Youngblood, Sid (far left)
“‘Holy Grail.’ There’s one moment, and I don’t know why. It’s so obscure. There’s this character and he has this really gravelly horrible voice. He clears his throat or something, and then he talks normally, and that gets me every time. I don’t know why, it just does. There’s those throwback moments in this where those little comedic things will happen. There’s just little jokes that are so out of left field that come into play. It’s just so funny. I don’t even know a better way to put it. It’s hard for us to get through a day because we’ve just been laughing so much.”
“I love it at the end with ‘Always Look On the Bright Side of Life’ when they’re on the crosses. And there’s some of that [in ‘Galavant’]. There’s one with Galavant, Isabelle and Sid, they start singing this song to each other. It’s great stuff. It’s healthy, it’s clean, it’s fun and it’s a piss take on musicals and fairy tales.”