Monty Python announces reunion

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LONDON -Fans are thrilled with the return of “Monty Python’s Flying Circus,” and we can show you why.

The British comedy troupe will perform live at London’s O2 arena on July 1 — the five surviving stars’ first show on stage together since appearing at the Hollywood Bowl in September 1980, the group announced Thursday.

Tickets will go on sale on Monday, priced between ($43) and ($145), with further details expected to be announced on the troupe’s website montyphythonlive.com.

Member John Cleese said at a news conference Thursday that the show will have some new material, but it will have many old bits — some featured in perhaps new ways — that fans will expect.

“I remember going to the Royal Albert Hall and seeing Neil Diamond where he got booed in the second half for singing new numbers. People really do want to see the old hits, but we don’t want to do them exactly in a predictable way, so it’s going to be a mix-up, I think,” Cleese said.

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