Monty Python shows aim for Jagger-like energy jolt

LONDON (AP) — The members of Monty Python are aiming to move like Jagger in their live farewell shows.

The fast-paced comic revue requires the septuagenarian comedians to act, sing, dance and pull off rapid-fire costume changes.

Michael Palin says they've drawn inspiration from the Rolling Stones frontman, still gyrating at 70.

Palin told a news conference Monday that the group members had to show "we can still move fast. A kind of madness takes over. You just leap about at a certain point."

The five surviving Pythons are reuniting for 10 dates at London's 15,000-seat O2 Arena starting on Tuesday. They say fans can expect old favorites, back-catalog gems and new twists — including an appearance from physicist Stephen Hawking.

Eric Idle said "our motto has been: leave them wanting less."

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