Monty Python Launches Official Fan Club
Fans of cult British comedy troupe Monty Python are being offered the opportunity to ask the founding members questions ahead of their final reunion tour show via the first official Python fan club — Monty Python's SPAM Club.
Proudly touted as "what may be the worst run fan club in the world," the web-based group will offer a place on the site for fans to write messages on its virtual "spamvelope."
Organizers said: "The Pythons will endeavor to answer the odd question. No replies guaranteed. Correct answers not guaranteed. Sending the reply to the correct person not guaranteed. Those lucky enough to have their questions answered will see the replies posted on the site or — if they're really fortunate! — delivered to their doorstep in true Python style."
Pythonites are also being encouraged to share all their Python-inspired silliness on the fan club's interactive "fan wall" by posting photos, videos and more with the hashtag #montypythonlive and #pythonspamclub, across all social media platforms.
The launch of Monty Python's SPAM Club coincides with Monty Python Live (Mostly), which will see the stars of Monty Python reunited onstage at the London O2 Arena for 10 nights of shows.
The five remaining members of the U.K. comedy troupe — John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and Terry Jones — will take to the stage beginning July 1.
The reunion promises to be one of the biggest live entertainment events of the year in the U.K. and the final show, "The Last Night of the Pythons," will be broadcast live into more than 450 cinemas across the country, and into 1,500 cinemas worldwide.
The fan club launch also coincides with the reissue of Monty Python's classic 1989 album, Monty Python Sings as Monty Python Sings (Again), which will be hitting shelves June 30.
Monty Python Sings (Again) promises bonus tracks of brand new recordings; never-before-released gems from the Python archive and remixed Terry Gilliam cover artwork.