Great Yorkshire Fringe: Michael Palin

Michael Palin CBE is a founding member of the internationally renowned Monty Python team, revelling in the fish-slapping dance, the lumberjack song, and performing the Dead Parrot sketch more times than is good for anyone.

He went on to star in and co-write Ripping Yarns with Terry Jones, before becoming the nation’s favourite travelling companion with Around the World in 80 Days, Pole to Pole and Full Circle. His big screen credits have included many collaborations with Terry Gilliam, including Jabberwocky, Time Bandits, and Brazil. He starred opposite John Cleese in A Fish Called Wanda, and it’s equal Fierce Creatures.

His many publications include the West End play The Weekend, A Sackful of Limericks, the novel Hemingway’s Chair, Bert Fegg’s Nasty Book for Boys and Girls, and three best-selling volumes of diaries. Michael was made a BAFTA Fellow in 2013.

He will be in conversation with comedy historian Robert Ross and the event will be held as part of the Great Yorkshire Fringe at York Opera House on Saturday 28th July.

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