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Graham Chapman

Birth name Graham Arthur Chapman
Born 8 January 1941(1941-01-08)
Leicester, Leicestershire, England
Died 4 October 1989 (aged 48)
Maidstone, Kent, England
Other name(s) Gray Chapman
Years active ca. 1960-1989
Partner(s) David Sherlock (1966-1989)

Dr. Graham Arthur Chapman (January 8, 1941October 4, 1989) was an English comedian, actor, writer, physician and one of the six members of the Monty Python comedy troupe. He was also the lead actor in their two narrative films, playing King Arthur in Monty Python and the Holy Grail and the title character in Monty Python's Life of Brian. Image File history File links Chapman3. ... is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1941 (disambiguation). ... Leicester city centre, looking towards the Clock Tower Leicester (pronounced ) is the largest city and unitary authority in the English East Midlands. ... Leicestershire ( IPA: (RP), IPA: (locally)), abbreviation Leics. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Maidstone (disambiguation). ... The Kent coat of arms For other uses, see Kent (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... David Sherlock, British writer and the lover of Graham Chapman of Monty Python, whom he met in 1966 in Ibiza. ... is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1941 (disambiguation). ... is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... A comedian, or comic, is an entertainer who amuses an audience by making them laugh. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... A writer is anyone who creates a written work, although the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... For other uses, see Doctor. ... Monty Python, or The Pythons, is the collective name of the creators of Monty Pythons Flying Circus, a British television comedy sketch show that first aired on the BBC on 5 October 1969. ... A bronze Arthur in plate armour with visor raised and with jousting shield wearing Kastenbrust armour (early 15th century) by Peter Vischer, typical of later anachronistic depictions of Arthur. ... Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a 1975 film written and performed by the comedy group Monty Python (Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin), and directed by Gilliam and Jones. ... Monty Pythons Life of Brian is a 1979 comedy written and performed by the Monty Python comedy team. ...

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Education and early performances

Chapman was educated at Melton Mowbray Grammar School and studied medicine at Emmanuel College at the University of Cambridge, where he began writing comedy with fellow University student John Cleese. He qualified as a medical doctor at the Barts Hospital Medical College, but never practised medicine professionally. , Melton Mowbray (known locally as Melton) is a town within the Melton borough of Leicestershire, England. ... of the Emmanuel College College name Emmanuel College Named after Jesus Christ (Emmanuel) Established 1584 Location St Andrews Street Admittance Men and women Master The Lord Wilson of Dinton Undergraduates 500 Graduates 100 Sister college Exeter College, Oxford College Website Boat Club Wesite Emmanuel front court and the Wren... The University of Cambridge (often Cambridge University), located in Cambridge, England, is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world and has a reputation as one of the worlds most prestigious universities. ... “Cleese” redirects here. ... The word physician should not be confused with physicist, which means a scientist in the area of physics. ... Barts and The London, Queen Marys School of Medicine and Dentistry (also known as BL or often referred to simply as Barts) is the medical school of Queen Mary, University of London (Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London) and has existed in this form since 1995. ...


While at Cambridge, Chapman joined Footlights. His fellow members included Cleese, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Bill Oddie, David Hatch, Jonathan Lynn, Humphrey Barclay, and Jo Kendall. Their revue A Clump of Plinths was so successful at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival that they renamed it Cambridge Circus, and took the revue to the West End in London and later New Zealand and Broadway in September 1964. The revue appeared in October 1964 on The Ed Sullivan Show. The ADC Theatre is the home of the Footlights. ... Tim Brooke-Taylor (April 2000) Timothy Julian Brooke-Taylor, (born 17 July 1940 in Buxton, Derbyshire, England) is a British comic actor most well known in Britain as a member of The Goodies comedy trio and in the comedy radio shows Im Sorry I Havent a Clue, and... William Edgar (Bill) Oddie, OBE (born 7 July 1941 in Rochdale, Lancashire), is a British comedy writer and performer, author, composer and musician. ... Sir David Hatch attended the University of Cambridge, where he was also a member of the prestigious Cambridge Footlights Club. ... Jonathan Lynn (born April 3, 1943), is a British actor and comedy writer. ... Humphrey Barclay (born 1941) is a comedy executive and producer whose first foray into show business was via the Cambridge Footlights. ... Jo Kendall is a British actress. ... Categories: Festival stubs | Edinburgh ... Cambridge Circus is a comedy revue that played in London in the 1960s. ... West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre in London, England, or sometimes more specifically for shows staged in the large theatres of Londons Theatreland. Along with New Yorks Broadway theatre, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television variety show that ran from June 20, 1948 to June 6, 1971, and was hosted by former entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan. ...


Writing for the BBC

Chapman and Cleese wrote professionally for the BBC during the 1960s, primarily for David Frost, but also for Marty Feldman. Chapman also contributed sketches to the BBC radio series I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again and television programmes such as The Illustrated Weekly Hudd (starring Roy Hudd), Cilla Black, This is Petula Clark, and This is Tom Jones. Chapman, Cleese, and Tim Brooke-Taylor then joined Feldman in the television comedy series At Last the 1948 Show. Chapman, and on occasion Cleese, also wrote for the long-running television comedy series Doctor in the House. Chapman also co-wrote several episodes with Bernard McKenna and David Sherlock. For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... Sir David Paradine Frost, OBE (born April 7, 1939) is an English television presenter. ... Martin Alan Marty Feldman (8 July 1934[1] – 2 December 1982) was an English writer, comedian and BAFTA award winning actor, notable for his bulging eyes, which were the result of a thyroid condition known as Graves Disease. ... Im Sorry, Ill Read That Again was a long-running BBC radio comedy programme that originally grew out of the Cambridge University Footlights revue Cambridge Circus. ... A comedy sketch series that ran on the BBC from 1966 to 1967, starring Roy Hudd. ... Roy Hudd, OBE (b. ... Cilla Black (born 27 May 1942) is an English singer and television personality. ... A comedy/variety series that ran on the BBC from 1966 through 1968. ... This is Tom Jones was an ATV variety series starring Tom Jones. ... At Last the 1948 Show was a satirical TV show made by David Frosts Paradine Productions (although they werent credited on the actual programmes) in association with Rediffusion London for Britains ITV network during 1967, bringing Cambridge Footlights type-humour to a broader audience. ... Doctor in the House was a British television comedy series produced by London Weekend Television from 1969 to 1970. ... Bernard McKenna is a Scottish-born writer who has written, or co-written, many hours of British television comedy. ... David Sherlock, British writer and the lover of Graham Chapman of Monty Python, whom he met in 1966 in Ibiza. ...


Monty Python's Flying Circus

Graham Chapman as The Colonel in Monty Python's Flying Circus
Graham Chapman as The Colonel in Monty Python's Flying Circus

In 1969 Chapman and Cleese joined Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Eric Idle and American artist Terry Gilliam for Monty Python's Flying Circus. Cleese and Chapman's classic Python sketches include “The Ministry of Silly Walks”, "Raymond Luxury Yacht", and “Dead Parrot”. One of Chapman's most famous characters was “The Colonel”, a stuffy army officer who occasionally appeared from nowhere ordering an end to the sketch for being "too silly". After Cleese left the series in 1973, Chapman wrote alone, although he did work with Neil Innes and Douglas Adams for the fourth and final series. He then developed a number of television and movie projects, most notably Out of the Trees, The Odd Job and Yellowbeard, in which he starred alongside Cleese, Peter Cook, Cheech and Chong and Marty Feldman, who died during the final days of production. Graham Chapman as the Colonel in Monty Pythons Flying Circus 1969 This is a screenshot of a copyrighted website, video game graphic, computer program graphic, television broadcast, or film. ... Graham Chapman as the Colonel in Monty Pythons Flying Circus 1969 This is a screenshot of a copyrighted website, video game graphic, computer program graphic, television broadcast, or film. ... Michael Edward Palin, CBE (born 5 May 1943) is an English comedian, actor, writer and television presenter best known for being one of the members of the comedy group Monty Python and for his travel documentaries. ... Terence Graham Parry Jones (born in Colwyn Bay, Wales, on February 1, 1942) is a British comedian, screenwriter and actor, film director, childrens author, popular historian, political commentator and TV documentary host. ... Eric Idle (born March 29, 1943) is a British comedian, actor, author and writer of comedic songs. ... Terrence Vance Gilliam (born November 22, 1940) is an American-born British filmmaker, animator, and member of the Monty Python comedy troupe. ... This article is about the television series. ... John Cleese as the Minister of Silly Walks in the halls of the Ministry The Ministry of Silly Walks is a sketch from Monty Pythons Flying Circus, episode 14 entitled Face the Press, first aired in 1970. ... Palin, Cleese and the dead parrot, from And Now For Something Completely Different. ... Neil James Innes (born 9 December 1944, in Danbury, Essex) is an English writer and performer of comic songs, best known for his collaborative work with Monty Python, and for playing in the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band and later The Rutles. ... Douglas Noël Adams (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001) was an English author, comic radio dramatist, and musician. ... Out of the Trees was a television sketch show pilot written by Graham Chapman, Douglas Adams and Bernard McKenna and broadcast on BBC 2. ... The story of a man (Arthur Harris) who is recently abandoned by his wife. ... Yellowbeard poster Yellowbeard is a 1983 comedy film, that was co-written and acted by Monty Python member Graham Chapman and David Sherlock, and directed by Mel Damski. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong were a comedy duo who found a wide audience in the 1970s and 1980s for their stand-up routines, which were based upon the eras hippie, free love and especially drug culture movements. ... Martin Alan Marty Feldman (8 July 1934[1] – 2 December 1982) was an English writer, comedian and BAFTA award winning actor, notable for his bulging eyes, which were the result of a thyroid condition known as Graves Disease. ...

After Python

Graham Chapman as King Arthur in Monty Python & The Holy Grail

In the late 1970s, Chapman moved to Los Angeles, where he guest-starred on many US television shows, including The Hollywood Squares, Still Crazy Like a Fox, and the NBC sketch series The Big Show. Upon returning to England he became involved with the Dangerous Sports Club (an extreme sports club which introduced bungee jumping to a wide audience), and he began the first of a lengthy series of US college comedy lecture tours in the 1980s. His memoir, A Liar's Autobiography, was published in 1980 and, unusually for an autobiography, had five authors: Chapman, his partner David Sherlock, Alex Martin, David Yallop and Douglas Adams, who in 1977 was virtually unknown as a recent graduate fresh from Cambridge. Together they wrote a pilot for a TV series Out of the Trees, and Adams was mentored by Chapman, but they later had a falling out and did not speak for several years. Image File history File links KingGraham. ... Image File history File links KingGraham. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Hollywood Squares is a American television comedy and game show in which two contestants play tic-tac-toe to win money and prizes. ... An American television movie (circa 1987) starring Jack Warden and John Rubinstein as a father and son team of private detectives who become mixed up in a high-level murder case whilst on vacation in England. ... This article is about the television network. ... The Big Show can refer to several things. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... The Dangerous Sports Club, a group of adventurers and extreme sports pioneers based in Oxford and London, were active from the late 1970s for about ten years, during which they developed modern bungee jumping and experimented with a variety of other innovative sporting activities. ... Extreme sports (now also known as action sports) is a general, somewhat hazily-defined term for a collection of newer sports involving adrenaline-inducing action. ... Bungee Jump in Normandy, France (Souleuvre Viaduct) Bungee jumping (or bungy jumping) is the sport of jumping from a tall structure while connected to a large rubber band. ... A mostly true, though outlandishly told, accounting of the life of Graham Chapman of Monty Python fame. ... Cover of the first English edition of 1793 of Benjamin Franklins autobiography. ... For other uses, see Author (disambiguation). ... David Sherlock, British writer and the lover of Graham Chapman of Monty Python, whom he met in 1966 in Ibiza. ... David Anthony Yallop (born 1937 London) is a British author who writes chiefly about unsolved crimes. ... Douglas Noël Adams (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001) was an English author, comic radio dramatist, and musician. ...


Chapman's last project was to have been a TV series called Jake's Journey. Although the pilot episode was made, there were difficulties selling the project. Following Chapman's death, there was no interest. Chapman was also to have played a guest role as a television presenter in the Red Dwarf episode “Timeslides”, but died before filming was to have started. A television pilot is the first episode of an intended television series. ... For the type of star, see Red dwarf. ...


In the years since Chapman's death, only a few of his projects have actually been released. One such that has, is a play entitled O Happy Day, brought to life in 2000 by Dad's Garage Theatre Company in Atlanta, Georgia. Michael Palin and John Cleese assisted the theatre company in adapting the play. He also appeared in the Iron Maiden video, Can I Play with Madness. Dads Garage Theatre Company, located in Inman Park near Little Five Points in Atlanta, Georgia, was founded in 1995 by graduates from Florida State University. ... Nickname: Location in Fulton County and the state of Georgia Coordinates: , Country State Counties Fulton, DeKalb Government  - Mayor Shirley Franklin (D) Area  - City  132. ... This article is about the band. ... Can I Play with Madness was the seventeenth single released by Iron Maiden. ...


Personal life

Chapman was an alcoholic from his time in medical school through the 1970s. His drinking affected his performance on the television recording set as well as on the set of Holy Grail, where he suffered from withdrawal symptoms including delerium tremens. He stopped drinking in December 1977. King Alcohol and his Prime Minister circa 1820 Alcoholism is the consumption of or preoccupation with alcoholic beverages to the extent that this behavior interferes with the alcoholics normal personal, family, social, or work life. ... Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas, USA. A medical school or faculty of medicine is a tertiary educational institution or part of such an institution that teaches medicine. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ...


Chapman kept his homosexuality a secret until the mid 1970s when he famously came out on a chat show hosted by British jazz musician George Melly, thus becoming one of the first celebrities to do so. Several days later, he came out to a group of friends at a party held at his home in Belsize Park where he officially introduced them to his partner, David Sherlock, whom he had met in Ibiza in 1966, and subsequently raised their son, John Tomiczek, together. After Chapman made his homosexuality public, a member of the television audience wrote to the Pythons to complain that she had heard a member of the team was gay, and included in the letter a Biblical passage calling for all homosexuals to be stoned to death. With fellow Pythons already aware of his sexual orientation, Eric Idle replied, "We've found out who he was and we've taken him out and stoned him." Homosexuality refers to sexual interaction and / or romantic attraction between individuals of the same sex. ... For other uses, see Coming out (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... George Melly (born: 17 August 1926 in Liverpool, England) is a British jazz and blues singer. ... Belsize Park is an area of the London Borough of Camden. ... David Sherlock, British writer and the lover of Graham Chapman of Monty Python, whom he met in 1966 in Ibiza. ... “Ebusus” redirects here. ... This Gutenberg Bible is displayed by the United States Library. ... Eric Idle (born March 29, 1943) is a British comedian, actor, author and writer of comedic songs. ...


Chapman was a vocal spokesman for gay rights, and in 1972 he lent his support to the fledgling newspaper Gay News, which publicly acknowledged his financial and editorial support by listing him as one of its ‘special friends’. LGBT rights Around the world · By country History · Groups · Activists Declaration of Montreal Same-sex relationships Marriage · Adoption Opposition · Discrimination Violence This box:      Attitudes to homosexuality in the United Kingdom have liberalised considerably in recent years, with equal ages of consent for heterosexual and homosexuals, civil partnerships and large gay... Gay News was a pioneering fortnightly newspaper in the United Kingdom founded in June 1972 in a collaboration between the Gay Liberation Front and the Campaign for Homosexual Equality. ...


Among Chapman's closest friends were Keith Moon of The Who, singer Harry Nilsson, and Beatle Ringo Starr. Keith John Moon (August 23, 1946 – September 7, 1978) was the drummer of the rock group The Who. ... The Who are an English rock band that first formed in 1964, and grew to be considered one of the greatest[1] and most influential[2] bands in the world. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... Richard Starkey Jr, MBE (born 7 July 1940), known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known as the drummer of The Beatles. ...


Death

Chapman died of pneumonia brought about by throat cancer, which had spread to his spine. He was diagnosed in November 1988 after visiting his dentist where a growth was found on his tonsils. At his side when he died were John Cleese, Michael Palin, David Sherlock, his brother John and John's wife, although Cleese had to be led out of the room to deal with his grief.[1] Terry Jones and Peter Cook had visited earlier that day. Chapman's death occurred one day before the 20th anniversary of the first broadcast of Flying Circus; Terry Jones called it “the worst case of party-pooping in all history.” A memorial service was held for Chapman in December 1989 in the Great Hall at St Bartholomew's Hospital. Cleese delivered the eulogy; after his initial remarks, he said of his former colleague “…good riddance to him, the freeloading bastard, I hope he fries!”, and then pointed out that Chapman would have been disappointed if Cleese passed on the opportunity to scandalize the audience.[2] He explained that Chapman would have been offended had Cleese, the first person to say "shit" on British television, not used Chapman's own funeral as an opportunity to also become the first person at a British memorial service to use the word "fuck". Afterward, Cleese joined Gilliam, Jones, and Palin along with Chapman's other friends as Idle led them in a rendition of "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" from the film Monty Python's Life of Brian. This article is about human pneumonia. ... Esophageal cancer is malignancy of the esophagus. ... For the musical composition, see Metastasis (Xenakis composition). ... The vertebral column seen from the side Different regions (curvatures) of the vertebral column The vertebral column (backbone or spine) is a column of vertebrae situated in the dorsal aspect of the abdomen. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... The Palatine tonsils. ... “Cleese” redirects here. ... Michael Edward Palin, CBE (born 5 May 1943) is an English comedian, actor, writer and television presenter best known for being one of the members of the comedy group Monty Python and for his travel documentaries. ... David Sherlock, British writer and the lover of Graham Chapman of Monty Python, whom he met in 1966 in Ibiza. ... Terence Graham Parry Jones (born in Colwyn Bay, Wales, on February 1, 1942) is a British comedian, screenwriter and actor, film director, childrens author, popular historian, political commentator and TV documentary host. ... Terence Graham Parry Jones (born in Colwyn Bay, Wales, on February 1, 1942) is a British comedian, screenwriter and actor, film director, childrens author, popular historian, political commentator and TV documentary host. ... Underwater funeral in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea A funeral is a ceremony marking a persons death. ... The King Henry VIII Gate at Barts, which was constructed in 1702. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The 1991 reissue of Always Look on the Bright Side of Life Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life is a popular song written by Eric Idle which originally featured in the 1979 film Monty Pythons Life of Brian and has gone on to become a common singalong...


On December 31, 1999 Chapman's ashes were rumored to have been "blasted into the skies in a rocket.",[3][4] though in actual fact, Sherlock scattered Chapman's ashes on Snowdon, North Wales on June 18, 2005. is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ...


Legacy

The remaining Python members have acknowledged that Chapman was difficult to work with. After his death, speculation of a Python revival inevitably faded, with Idle saying, “we would only do a reunion if Chapman came back from the dead. So we're negotiating with his agent.” Subsequent gatherings of the Pythons have actually been accompanied by an urn, said to contain Chapman's ashes. At the 1998 Aspen Comedy Arts festival, the urn was 'accidentally' knocked over by Gilliam, spilling the 'ashes' on-stage. The cremains were then removed by vacuuming.[5] The crematorium at Haycombe Cemetery, Bath, England. ... The crematorium at Haycombe Cemetery, Bath, England. ...


Asteroid 9617 Grahamchapman, named in Chapman's honour, is the first in a series of six asteroids carrying the names of members of the Monty Python comedy troupe. 9617 Grahamchapman is an asteroid in the main belt between Mars and Jupiter. ...


In 1997, the Graham Chapman Archives was started by Sherlock and Chapman's friend, Jim Yoakum. Archives helps to preserve several of Chapman several unreleased work. Later in '97, the novel Graham Crackers: Fuzzy Memories, Silly Bits, and Outright Lies was released. It is a semi-sequel to A Liar's Autobiography, with Chapman works compiled by Yoakum. Other novels have been released over the years, Ojril: The Completely Incomplete Graham Chapman in 2000, and Calcium Made Interesting: Sketches, Letters, Essays & Gondolas in 2005.


His college tours were also recorded over the years by Yoakum. "A Liar Live" CD was delayed several times, but was released as A Six Pack of Lies in 1997. Other college tours were also released, Spot the Loony in 2001, and Looks Like a Brown Trouser Job in 2006. A DVD of the tours (Looks Like a Brown Trouser) was released in 2005, with several special features.


Holiday

Since the year of his death, an honourific holiday has arisen the name of Dr. Chapman. Called 'Graham Chapman Day', and celebrated on the day of his death, it is comprised of 3 primary parts: The Drinking, The Viewing, and The Being Silly.


The Drinking: The highlight of the holiday, to some, is the consumption of a large quantity of liquor - specifically gin. Celebrators begin their day by taking 2 shots of Vodka, then brushing their teeth. This need not necessarily be done first thing in the morning (though it is meant to be), but serves to mark the begining of the celebration. Over the remaining course of the day, celebrators drink gin. The goal is to reach 3 pints in the day, but it is rarely achieved.
These activities are performed in imitation of Graham Chapman's behaviour during his addiction.


The Viewing: Another major event during Graham Chapman Day is the viewing of many of his works. Yellowbeard is cited as the best choice of movie, but The Viewing is more generally accomplished with a showing of Monty Python and The Holy Grail, or Life of Brian - both movies in which he played the lead role. There is, however, no set liturgy for the day, and some prefer to watch old episodes of The Flying Circus, or videos of his college lecture tours.
For those who have it, The Viewing is generally started by watching footage of the good doctor's funeral. This footage is composed of John Cleese's delivery of the eulogy, and the Python troupe's rendition of 'Always Look on the Bright Side of Life'. Copies of this video float around the internet, though one is generally hard-pressed to actually get their hands on it.


The Being Silly: The final component of Graham Chapman Day is The Being Silly. This basically involves acting in as silly and nonsensical a manner all day. As this can be accomplished in so many ways, we shan't go into it here. However, below is provided a quote from the Good Graham's performance in an episode of the Flying Circus which serves to get the point across quite well.


"You know, there are many people in the country today who, through no fault of their own, are sane. Some of them were born sane. Some of them became sane later in their lives. It is up to people like you and me who are out of our tiny little minds to try and help these people overcome their sanity. You can start in small ways with ping-pong ball eyes and a funny voice and then you can paint half of your body red and the other half green and then you can jump up and down in a bowl of treacle going 'squawk, squawk, squawk...' And then you can go 'Neurhhh! Neurhh!' and then you can roll around on the floor going 'pting pting pting'..."


References

  1. ^ The Pythons Autobiography
  2. ^ John Cleese, Eric Idle. (1989). Graham Chapman's funeral (.SWF) [Video]. London, England: YouTube. Retrieved on 2007-01-20. (transcript)
  3. ^ "Python star Chapman's flying ashes", BBC News, 4 Jan 2000. Retrieved on 2007-07-01. 
  4. ^ "Monty Python Member's Ashes Missing; Rocket Blamed", Space.com, 3 Jan 2000. Retrieved on 2007-07-01. 
  5. ^ "And now for something completely different (and plenty that isn't)", BBC News, 9 March 1998. Retrieved on 2007-07-01. 
  • McCabe, Bob (2005). The Life of Graham, The authorised biography of Graham Chapman. London: Orion Books. ISBN 0752857738. 
  • Chapman, Graham (October 2005). in Jim Yoakum (ed.): Calcium Made Interesting : Sketches, Letters, Essays & Gondolas. London: Sidgwick & Jackson. ISBN 0283070161. 
  • Hewison, Robert (1983). Footlights! - A Hundred Years of Cambridge Comedy. London: Methuen London. ISBN 0413511502. 
  • Wilmut, Roger (1980). From Fringe to Flying Circus - 'Celebrating a Unique Generation of Comedy 1960-1980'. Eyre Methuen. ISBN 0413469506. 
  • Chapman, Graham (1980). A Liar's Autobiography (Volume VI). Methuen Publishing Ltd. ISBN 0416009018. 

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NAME Chapman, Graham Arthur
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Chapman, Graham
SHORT DESCRIPTION British comedian
DATE OF BIRTH 8 January 1941(1941-01-08)
PLACE OF BIRTH Leicester, Leicestershire, England
DATE OF DEATH 4 October 1989
PLACE OF DEATH Maidstone, Kent, England

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