Eric Idle Overview

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Born: March 29, 1943

The third-tallest member of Monty Python's Flying Circus, Eric Idle has enjoyed an impressively solid (nudge nudge, wink wink) comedy career over the past 35 years. Educated at Cambridge University, Idle first appeared on stage in 1963 when he joined the Cambridge comedy troupe, The Footlights (other Footlight players would include future fellow Pythons John Cleese, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Graham Chapman). The soon-to-be Pythons would connect in different variations on BBC-TV... See All


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