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Idle, Eric

Entry updated 26 October 2021. Tagged: Author.

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(1943-    ) UK comedian, composer, actor, and author of a wide range of comic material, from skits for the famous UK Television series Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969-1974) to the book and libretto for the play Monty Python's Spamalot (2005), and of two novels, the second of which, The Road to Mars: A Post-Modern Novel (1999), is sf featuring an Android scholar in the employ of two twenty-second century comedians working the interplanetary vaudeville circuit known as the Road to Mars. The android's attempts to write a thesis on comedy, which its literal mind cannot comprehend, generates the Humour; the plot itself spirals into a spoof on terrorism. [JC]

Eric Idle

born South Shields, County Durham: 29 March 1943


For works by the Python collective as a whole, see Monty Python's Flying Circus.


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