‘Python’s too funny for to­day’

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CO­ME­DIAN John Cleese has sug­gested the rea­son Monty Python’s Fly­ing Cir­cus is no longer reg­u­larly shown on TV is be­cause it’s “too funny” com­pared to mod­ern come­dies.

Cleese ( above), 78, laughed off com­ments in July from the BBC’s com­edy con­troller Shane Allen that the Pythons would strug­gle to get on TV to­day be­cause they were “six Oxbridge white blokes”.

Re­act­ing to Allen’s com­ments, Cleese wrote on so­cial me­dia: “Un­fair! We were re­mark­ably di­verse for our time.”

He re­vealed that his for­mer Python col­league Michael Palin had pre­vi­ously told him their show had not been shown on the BBC for 17 years.

When asked why he thought it had been so long, Cleese replied: “I don’t know, maybe its too funny?

“It might not con­trast well with some of the com­edy they are do­ing now, you see what I mean?” BE­FORE he wrote Edgar Rice Bur­roughs was a pen­cil-sharp­ener sales­man

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