Author(s): Michael Palin
The behind-the-scenes story of the world's most famous alternative comedy group. Condensed from two volumes of Michael Palin's "Diaries," with a new prologue and epilogue by Palin, this is the as-it-happened story of how Monty Python's famous TV and stage shows, films, books, and albums were conceived, argued about, and brought to life.
MICHAEL PALIN is a comedian, actor, writer and television presenter best known for being one of the members of the comedy group Monty Python. Palin appeared in some of the most famous Python sketches, including "Dead Parrot," "The Lumberjack Song," and "The Spanish Inquisition." He also appeared in several films directed by fellow Python Terry Gilliam and made notable appearances in other films such as "A Fish Called Wanda." After Python, he began a new career as a travel writer and documentarian. His journeys have taken him across the world. In 2000 Palin was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for his services to television.