Hey, You! Get Offa My Lawn!

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.”

1 thought on “Hey, You! Get Offa My Lawn!

  1. Lovely bit o’ satire, and it shows that Mick and Charlie have a sense of humorous irony about themselves.

    I read once that someone ran into Mick working out at his hotel’s fitness center, something which it turns out he does every day. He said he could never do what he still does on stage if he didn’t exercise daily.

    That’s one of the greatest endorsements for fitness I’ve ever seen, only equaled or surpassed by Jack LaLanne and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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