Unable to think up a plot for their forthcoming film MONTY PYTHON'S THE MEANING OF LIFE (1983), the Python comedy troupe took time out to play the Hollywood Bowl on the evenings of September 26-29, 1980. The program was comprised mainly of classic sketches from their popular former TV
show, "Monty Python's Flying Circus," and material from their recent recording, Monty Python's Contractual Obligation.
The cavernous Hollywood Bowl was an odd venue for the Flying Circus, which had found in television the ideal medium for its miniaturized humor. In compensation for the Bowl's lack of intimacy, a screen was set up behind and above the stage for the projection...