I know Monty Python isn’t to everyone’s taste, and even though for them Holy Grail is quite normal, some people just don’t get it. When I got it, I really got it, and that’s way it deserves the place as my favourite comedy.
Comedy’s hard, since it’s really subjective and even country specific; people laugh at different things. A lot of people say Monty Python is a staple of British (by British I actually mean English) comedy, but I never saw it as particularly country specific due to it’s peculiar, sometimes abstract nature. Considered a parody, Holy Grail works on many levels. Exploring the adventures of King Arthur and his knights, the Python crew give us ludicrous scenes and outrageous characters, that for those unfamiliar with their work seem absolutely stupid, but behind it all there’s a profound intelligence and a unique insight on comedy.