'Silly Walks act in Monty Python is not funny,' says John Cleese

MONTY PYTHON legend John Cleese has revealed he thinks his Ministry of Silly Walks sketch is not funny.

Cleese, 74, has ruled out a reprise of the sketch for this week’s Python reunion shows at London’s O2 Arena.

He tells a BBC documentary tonight: “The one thing I’m glad I won’t have to do is the silly walk sketch, which I never thought was as funny as everybody else.

“The only reason it became so iconic was the brilliance of my performance because I never thought it was a very good sketch.”

The cult comedy troupe, Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones, announced their comeback for a string of gigs last year.

Sixth Python Graham Chapman died of cancer in 1989 aged 48.

Idle, 71, said the reunion show was a sort of musical with Pythonesque madness in the middle. “It won’t just be five 70-year-olds trying to do a sketch show,” he promised.


John Cleese has never been an agreeable sort of person, but he's really letting it all hang out in his old age. what's your favorite Monty Python sketch, ONTD?