Their parrot might be still be dead, but Monty Python is hoping to rise from the dead.
The surviving members of the legendary UK comedy group are reuniting for a new project nearly 30 years after the last time they worked together. (Via YouTube / MontyPython)
A spokesperson told The Independent John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Eric Idle and Michael Palin are planning to officially announce the reunion at a press conference Thursday.
The group has unsuccessfully tried to make a comeback several times in the past —
But according to The Sun, the group recently realized "it was now or never," and decided to get the act back on the road for "a fully-fledged reunion."
And the funny guys have been dropping hints ever since. Idle tweeted directly about the press conference Tuesday morning. (Via Twitter / @EricIdle)
And a few hours later, Jones told the BBC, "We're getting together and putting on a show – it's real. I'm quite excited about it."
The five are probably best known for the sketch show "Monty Python's Flying Circus," which produced 45 episodes from 1969 to 1974. (Via BBC / "Monty Python's Flying Circus")
They also made several movies, including "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" and "Life of Brian." (Via Sky News)
The last time the Monty Python crew worked together was on the 1983 flick "The Meaning of Life." The movie was released six years before former member Graham Chapman's death. (Via Celandine Films / "The Meaning of Life")
No word on exactly what the new project entails, but some reports point to a live show with a movie or TV show to follow.