Guest Co-Host: Ken Stanley
(Bloody) Roman Month continues with the 1979 film Life of Brian – the second feature film from the legendary British comedy troupe - Monty Python’s Flying Circus. The film finds the lads in Roman occupied Judea circa 33 AD – a time when the Jews are being oppressed and a messiah is wanted. No, it’s not Brian. He was born in the manger down the alley from Jesus. Life of Brian tells the tale of Brian of Nazareth, a regular chap, who through a few twists and turns, ends up as sort of a fun house mirror version of the messiah.
Causing a scandal upon its initial release, Life of Brian is considered one of the finest comedies to come out of U.K.
“Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” – Monty Python
“Jesus” – Ken Stanley
“Pretentious” – Ken’s Loud Band
Buy Life of Brian on DVD
Buy Holy Flying Circus on DVD
Buy Not the Messiah on DVD
Get your own Brian action figure
Buy Monty Python's Tunisian Holiday - My Life with Brian by Kim Howard Johnson & the Pythons
See the Pythons on tour
Listen to tracks from Ken Stanley and Ken's Loud Band
Listen to our Last Temptation of Christ episode