Fawlty Humour: The Limits of British Satire

“‘Monty Python’ was full of smart and funny bits, and ‘Life of Brian’ is no exception. But the film’s core assumption is that Christianity is a vast joke conceived and fostered by muddling dupes–a notion entirely at one with the group’s bemusedly contemptuous view of human life. The Pythons were cynics, not satirists, a band of comic Hamlets pondering the empty absurdity of life beside poor Yorick’s grave.” Brian Murray reviews A Great, Silly Grin: The British Satire Boom of the 1960sFawlty Humour: The Limits of British SatireStandard)