TALK SHOW WITH HARPER SIMON | EPISODE 55

A Gentleman’s Rules for Comedy with Monty Python Co-Founder Eric Idle

Eric Idle talks Monty Python, the Rutles, Spamalot, and the brilliant & strange circumstances that create comedy genius, in this uncensored interview. How Python worked together, played with the Beatles and Keith Moon, and the ongoing strange business of writing and working in Hollywood is all laid out in a conversation that highlights the absurd brilliance of a true comedy legend.


Guest Bio

Eric Idle is one of the founding members of landmark comedy group, Monty Python. In addition to his screen work which spans decades, he is a published author, musician, and the creative force behind SPAMALOT.


Eric Idle talks Monty Python, the Rutles, Spamalot, and the brilliant & strange circumstances that create comedy genius, in this uncensored interview. How Python worked together, played with the Beatles and Keith Moon, and the ongoing strange business of writing and working in Hollywood is all laid out in a conversation that highlights the absurd brilliance of a true comedy legend. Graham Chapman, Robin Williams, and the exhilarating nightmare of shooting THE ADVENTURES OF BARON VON MUNCHAUSEN are just a few of the unexpected topics shared with Harper Simon on TALK SHOW.