But who is he?

He’s a comedian, actor, broadcaster, traveller and writer.
And while not all comedians are indeed funny, he definitely is.
He seems to be a truly sympathetic person too.
And he is a man I wouldn’t mind drinking a cup of tea with.

So when I stumbled upon a flyer saying that he was going to give a talk in London in November, I didn’t need to think very long about it.

Who do you think I am talking about?
(No his last name doesn’t start with an N).

8 thoughts to “But who is he?”

  1. Michael Palin, of course. A genuinely funny and sympathetic person indeed.

  2. Michael Palin – Diaries 1967-1979: The Python Years.
    Tuesday 28 November at 7pm – Logan Hall, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL
    He’s a comedian, actor, broadcaster, traveller and author but he’s probably best known for his role in forming the legendary group Monty Python. This first volume of Michael Palin’s diaries reveals how Michael, John Cleese, Graham Chapman, the two Terry’s – Jones and Gilliam – and Eric Idle came together to change the face of British Comedy. To celebrate publication of his diaries, Michael will be talking about the early years of Python, his reasons for writing his autobiography and signing copies of his book. This is an exclusive London event and we expect the evening to sell out very quickly, so book early to avoid disappointment.

  3. That only took 6 minutes ! Impressive. Next time I have to make it more difficult to guess. :-) But yes Michael Palin, something to look forward to!

  4. Definitely! I’m jealous! I met him two years ago, when he showed his ‘Himalaya snapshots’ (= understatement of the year) in De Rode Hoed in Amsterdam. Wonderful man! :-)

  5. I was gonna guess Michael Palin too!

    But:

    1. You did just see Spamalot
    2. He’s been doing the rounds lately, as Spamalot opened in London and the first volume of his diaries were published, and also read by him on Radio 4. So he’s in our minds.

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