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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (88 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kim “Howard” Johnson Narrator: Johnny Heller, Simon Vance Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In 1978, Kim Howard Johnson ran away to join the circus - Monty Python's Flying Circus, that is. The Pythons converged on Tunisia to film their timeless classic Life of Brian, and Howard found himself in the thick of it, doubling for nearly all the Pythons, playing more roles in the film than John Cleese, and managing to ruin only one shot. He became the unit journalist, substitute still photographer, Roman soldier, peasant, near-stalker, and, ultimately, friend and confidant of the comedy legends. He also kept a detailed journal of what he saw and heard, on set and off, throughout those six weeks.

The result is a unique eyewitness account that reveals the Pythons at work and at play in a way that nothing else written about them could do. Now, for the first time ever, the inside story of the making of the film is revealed through the fly-on-the-castle-wall perspective. Even the most diehard fans will get a fresh take on the comedy greats through some never-before-revealed nuggets of Python brilliance: what John Cleese offered to exchange for suntan lotion; Terry Jones directing in drag; Michael Palin's secret to playing revolutionaries and peasants; Graham Chapman gets naked; Terry Gilliam gets filthy; Eric Idle haggles; the secret of the Thespo-Squat; Mrs. Pilate; talk of George Harrison; the cake-flinging that jeopardized the production; badminton, impromptu cricket, and erotic frescoes; and the first-ever presentation of Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.

Here, uncensored, are the legendary Pythons in their prime. It was a period of comedy history that will never be duplicated, and Monty Python's Tunisian Holiday captures the wit, the genius, and the sheer silliness of the six men that comprised Python. Download and start listening now!


Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by David Macpherson | 12/15/2013

    " Fo a behind the scenes look at a movie, this was a decent one. The author schlepps across the world to be in the filming of Life of Brian. The only thing I wished the book addressed was why it took him nearly 30 years to go through his material and write the bloody book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mer | 11/18/2013

    " Wow, the group was just as comical and ad lib off-camera as they were on. "Howard" really puts you there in the action. I listened to the book and the narrator really helped by putting the appropriate accent to the person. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Paul Werner | 6/8/2013

    " Okay book. memoir of filming of Life of Brian. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tim | 4/18/2013

    " If you want to find out more about Monty Pyhton and behind the scenes at the filming of "the life of Brian", heres a really good book. "

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About the Author

Kim “Howard” Johnson is the author of Monty Python’s Tunisian Holiday: My Life with Brian, The Funniest One in the Room: the Lives and Legends of Del Close, Superman: True Brit, (a graphic novel co-authored with John Cleese), along several other books, only a few of which have to do with Monty Python. He has also been a screenwriter, an award-winning newspaper writer, marketing director for a comic book company, actor, theater producer, and founding member of The Baron’s Barracudas, the first house team of Chicago’s iO Theatre. Married to Laurie Bradach, they have one son, Morgan, and two boxers.