The Monty Python troupe perform a combination of classic sketches and new material at the Hollywood Bowl.
Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl is a 1982 comedy concert film featuring the Monty Python comedy group performing some of their best-known sketches and songs. The film was shot at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California, during the group’s 1980 tour of the United States. It includes classic sketches like “The Lumberjack Song,” “The Spanish Inquisition,” and “The Argument Clinic,” as well as musical numbers like “Sit On My Face” and “The Penis Song.”
The film also features some new material, including a sketch in which the Pythons portray classical composers competing in a football match, and a sequence in which the cast performs a series of silly walks. The movie was directed by Terry Hughes and Ian MacNaughton, and produced by John Goldstone.
Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl was a critical and commercial success upon its release, and is still regarded as one of the group’s most memorable performances. It showcases the irreverent humor and clever wordplay that made Monty Python one of the most influential comedy groups of all time.