August 17 – Greatest Comedy of All Time?

Theatrical Release Poster

On August 17, 1979, Monty Python’s Life of Brian premiered in US theatres. This controversial film was initially banned in many countries but went on to be ranked as one of, if not #1 of the greatest comedies of all time. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monty_Python’s_Life_of_Brian

Considered both a religious farce and political satire, the film ends with Brian’s crucifixion and the group song “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.” One verse has been touted as the fundamental view of the film, which is:

For life is quite absurd
And death’s the final word
You must always face the curtain with a bow.
Forget about your sin – give the audience a grin
Enjoy it, it’s your last chance anyhow.

Hmmm, are religion and humor compatible?

Here is today’s haiku: Greatest Comedy of All Time

Breathing in I smile

breathing out I smile as well

grateful for my life

I would love to hear your comments on this film, on this topic, on your reaction to this post. _/\_

4 thoughts on “August 17 – Greatest Comedy of All Time?

  1. Dr B

    An absolute classic Python movie, and a classic song that was used as part of the London Olympics closing ceremony which Eric Idle sang. The whole team were classics, part of my youth! I think John Cleese left the U.K. a couple of years back in disgust at the wokeness and pc brigades assault on our culture!

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