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  • In Conversation with Eric Idle
  • RF PIC 2017 USE - EDITED
  • 9781474610285

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Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse

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Join us for a very special in-conversation event with Monty Python’s Eric Idle as he sits down with writer and broadcaster, Richard Fidler to discuss his long-awaited and brilliantly funny autobiography, Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.

Comedian, actor, author and singer-songwriter Eric Idle found immediate fame on television with the sketch-comedy show Monty Python’s Flying Circus. Following its success, the Pythons began making films that include Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979) and The Meaning of Life (1983). Eric also wrote the award-winning musical Spamalot.

Coming of age as a writer and comedian during the Sixties and Seventies, Eric stumbled into the crossroads of the cultural revolution and found himself rubbing shoulders with the likes of George Harrison, David Bowie and Robin Williams, all of whom became lifelong friends. With anecdotes sprinkled throughout his autobiography that involve other close friends and luminaries such as Mick Jagger, Steve Martin, Paul Simon and Mike Nichols – as well as the Pythons themselves – Eric captures a time of tremendous creative output with equal hilarity and heart.

Marking the 50th anniversary of The Pythons, be part of this limited audience as Eric sits down and discuss the highlights of his life and career with the off-beat humour that has delighted audiences for five decades.

Please note, this is an in-conversation with Eric Idle and Richard Fidler, not a stand-up comedy show. There is no book signing after the show. To get a signed copy of Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, purchase the Ticket+Book price.

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Eric Idle

Eric Idle is a comedian, actor, author and singer-songwriter who found immediate fame on television with the sketch-comedy show Monty Python's Flying Circus. Following its success, the Pythons began making films that include Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979) and The Meaning of Life (1983). Eric also wrote the award-winning musical Spamalot. He lives in Los Angeles.

Richard Fidler

Richard Fidler presents Conversations with Richard Fidler, an in-depth, up-close-and personal interview program broadcast across Australia on ABC Radio.

He’s interviewed prime ministers, astronauts, writers and scientists, but the program often features remarkable people who are unknown to the wider world. Conversations is the most downloaded podcast in Australia.

Richard is the author of the best-selling books Ghost Empire and Saga Land, a journey into the sagas of Iceland, co-written with Kári Gíslason. Saga Land was awarded the 2018 Indie Book Award for non-fiction.

About the Venue

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