Sydney Writers' Festival presents

Eric Idle:

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

27 Nov 2018

Ingenious comic performer Eric Idle is one of the founding fathers of modern comedy.


For more than 50 years, Eric has been beloved by generations of comedy fans for his groundbreaking work with the iconic comedy troupe Monty Python, and as creator of the Tony Award-winning musical Spamalot. Eric’s brilliant comic creations and off-beat sense of humour have influenced countless artists over the decades, brought joy to millions, and made him wholly deserving of the accolade ‘comic legend’.


Join Eric for a conversation about his remarkable life, from his childhood in an austere boarding school through his unparalleled career in comedy, television, theatre and film.


He’ll reflect on coming of age as an artist at the crossroads of the cultural revolution: drawing from his absurdly funny new memoir, Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, which features anecdotes involving life-long friends George Harrison, David Bowie, Robin Williams, as well as the Pythons themselves.


Don’t miss this opportunity to get an intimate glimpse into the relentlessly optimistic life of one of the world’s most venerated entertainers – and find out why he’ll always have the last laugh.