In a video shown during the Monty Python Live (mostly) news conference in London, Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones derides the comedy troupe’s reunion concerts as “a bunch of wrinkly old men trying to relive their youth and make a load of money.”
Jagger, busy watching the World Cup with another member of the Stones, Charlie Watts, refuses an offer of tickets: “Who wants to see that again? It was funny in the 60s.”
The five Pythons will put on 10 live shows this week at the O2 arena in southeast London.
Eric Idle is directing the shows. He told CNN they will perform many of their best-known sketches, plus new material. “Our motto has been ‘leave them wanting less.”