Just saw Eric Idle on The Daily Show. Since it is a half hour show, he was only on for about 8 minutes but he was hilarious as usual. Apparently, Monty Python's Spamalot is coming to Broadway. Some good names are in the cast- David Hyde Pierce (Niles to you Frasier fans), Tim Curry and Hank Azaria. When Jon asked him who's directing, Idle replied with a straight face, "Some guy called MIke Nichols. We were looking for someone famous but he is who we could get. Diane Sawyer recommended him actually". I don't quite get the Sawyer reference but then I never got all the python jokes either. Anyway, he also quipped - "The show is absolutely dreadful. Don't go ... unless you like comedy".
Idle also has new book out. It is called "The Greedy Bastard Diary - A Comic Book Tour of America". Should be fun. A bit of googling also let me to this very very funny song (Warning: You should be over 18 and should dislike FCC very much).
I never could understand why Eric Idle was on this extremely mediocre sitcom-like-thing on American television. I acknowledge that mediocrity is synonymous with American sitcoms*, but Eric Idle? Come on !
*Disclaimer: Since The Daily Show is not a sitcom, the above comments have no bearing on it whatsoever and it remains, as always, a very funny show.