Ingenious comic performer Eric Idle is one of the founding fathers of modern comedy.

For more than 50 years, Eric has been beloved by generations of comedy fans for his groundbreaking work with the iconic comedy troupe Monty Python, and as creator of the Tony Award-winning musical Spamalot. Eric’s brilliant comic creations and off-beat sense of humour have influenced countless artists over the decades, brought joy to millions, and made him wholly deserving of the accolade ‘comic legend’.

At the Seymour Centre, Richard Glover joins Eric for a conversation about his remarkable life, from his childhood in an austere boarding school through his unparalleled career in comedy, television, theatre and film.

He’ll reflect on coming of age as an artist at the crossroads of the cultural revolution: drawing from his absurdly funny new memoir, Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, which features anecdotes involving life-long friends George Harrison, David Bowie, Robin Williams, as well as the Pythons themselves.

Don’t miss this opportunity to get an intimate glimpse into the relentlessly optimistic life of one of the world’s most venerated entertainers – and find out why he’ll always have the last laugh.

Please note: Eric Idle will not be signing books after this event. Pre-signed books are available as part of the Ticket and Book package.

Gleebooks will be the official bookseller at this event. 

Standing room tickets are available. Please note, the allocation is limited. 

Eric Idle (England)


Eric Idle is a comedian, actor, author and singer-songwriter who found immediate fame on television with the sketch-comedy show Monty Python's Flying Circus. Following its success, the Pythons began making films that include Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979) and The Meaning of Life (1983). Eric also wrote the award-winning musical Spamalot

Richard Glover (Australian)

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Richard Glover has written a number of bestselling books, including Flesh Wounds and The Mud House. He writes regularly for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Washington Post, as well as presenting the comedy program Thank God It's Friday on ABC Local Radio. His latest book is The Land Before Avocado.