ABOUT THE BOOK:
Co-authored with Jeff Massey and Chris Barsanti
Ni! Peng! Nee-wom! Written in Applause's popular FAQ format, this behemoth pack a broad range of historical trivia, trivial history, illicit paraphernalia, and sophomoric overeducation into a tastefully apportioned ranged of eminently readable, silly-walk-accessible chapters sure to delight Python newcomers and veterans alike.
Rather than offering narrow analyses of the quintet's work, Monty Python FAQ ganders at the big picture, tracing the Pythons across space, time, and media format. This noble quest for meaning leaves no turn unstoned, from the Pythons' time immersed in the sketch comedy scene they grew out of to their boundary-breaking, undefinable, anarchic new style, from their comedic influences to biographical info on each of the individual Pythons (including an examination of their lives and work post-Python), from the book's front cover to its reverse, and from the beginning of this sentence to its mawkish and merciful end. Much like the troupe itself, the writers of Monty Python FAQ stuff their work with allusions to canonical literature and philosophy, but never forgot that sometimes it's just as funny to see somebody get slapped in the face with a fish. DUCK!
• 60% more fish-slapping than any other Monty Python book on or slightly underneath the market!
• No joke names, but plenty of bad Latin!
• In-depth, cogent, and rapier-witted insights (not to mention naughty limericks and highly questionable assertions)!
• Candid commentary ... nudge, nudge, wink, wink, know what we mean?