Eric Idle's Greedy Bastard Tour

Okay, so, last night I went to see Eric Idle’s Greedy Bastard tour. It consisted of Eric Idle of Monty Python, a bald guy, the obligatory cute woman with short blonde hair (her name was Jennifer), a guy in blue pajamas who spent most of his time at a piano and vaguely resembling Mr. Gumby, and LOTS of dirty jokes.

He sang all kinds of Monty Python songs, from the Money Song, to “Brave, Brave Sir Robin”, to a song he and George Harrison wrote(!), and of course the Lumberjack Song. He and the others also performed a bunch of Monty Python sketches, as well as a few non-Monty Python sketches (such as “BBC BC,” which was a BBC-style newscast of certain Biblical events, in which the bald guy played Sampson; it had been co-written by John Cleese when the two first met), and all kinds of silly commentary about everything.

There was also the “encore barrel”; the way he described it was, “At the end of the show, [the performers] get offstage, and then, if they feel like it, they get back onstage and do what is known as … an encore. … For free.” At the end of the show, he pulled several random items out that obviously hadn’t been put in by actual audience members ("‘Play money – non-negotiable’ …" [pulls out what appears to be a black bra] “… and what’s this!?”), and then did the encore (which was the Lumberjack song) anyway.

He also said that he’s going to make a broadway musical based on “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”; it will be called “Spamalot” and feature such numbers as “There’s going to be a spanking tonight”, “The Knights who Say ‘Ni’!”, “Brave Brave Sir Robin”, and one with the French Knight (who was performed in the Greedy Bastard Tour by the bald guy, who did a rather nice job).

… and special thanks to me, without whom I wouldn’t be here tonight.

Ooh! I want to go to that, but I don’t know when it’s coming to my area.

Eric Idle = Teh Funneh. Now and forever.