Today in epic 1970s British comedy news, we learn that Not the Messiah (He’s a Very Naughty Boy), a comedic oratorio based on Monty Python’s Life of Brian, exists (via /Film UK). The 90-minute show was filmed last October at London’s Royal Albert Hall with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Choir and, on March 25, will be on the silver screen all over the UK and a bunch of other countries which are not the United States.
But I suppose we should always look on the bright side of life: there’s a trailer below for the show, which is described as “like Handel only funnier,” and which features writer/star/Python Eric Idle along with fellow funnymen Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin (no Cleese, drat).
No word yet on when we Yanks can expect to be reunited with our three favorite sheep, but worst case scenario is an inevitable DVD release stateside. In the meantime, a preview: