Eric Idle was in salty form on X/Twitter over the weekend. The Monty Python star had some dismissive words for John Cleese and Terry Gilliam, co-founders of the comedy troupe, and he even took a shot at Netflix.
Idle wrote of his surprise that Monty Python’s income had dried up, complaining that he has to keep working at the age of 80. “I don’t know why people always assume we’re loaded,” he said. “Python is a disaster.
Spamalot made money 20 years ago. I have to work for my living. Not easy at this age.” He blamed the mismanagement of the Python brand on Gilliam and his daughter, Holly.
The latter runs HDG Projects, which manages Python and helped stage Monty Python Live (mostly) – One Down Five to Go, the group’s 2014 reunion shows in London. “We own everything we ever made in Python and I never dreamed that at this age the income streams would tail off so disastrously.Read more on deadline.com