Spamalot on Broadway: lame

A few weeks ago, I saw Spamalot – a Broadway production based on “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”. The show got raving reviews, and I wonder why.

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So, what was wrong with the show? In one sentence: It was not original at all, and leeched off the Monty Python Franchise. Somebody who had never seen the movie would have been lightly amused by the jokes, and only knowing the film made them hillarious – and the audience loved it.

Maybe it’s me, but I am not easily amused by recycled jokes. They are okay for a stand-up commedian or a Highschool-Theater production. But a Broadway Production, where even the cheapest tickets are barely affordable? Sorry, but then I’d rather see either a show that pushes the Envelope (like Elton John’s Aida), or a really well-acted classical piece, like Marsha Norman’s “night, Mother”.

My recommendation: Rent the movie, Invite a few friends over and crack a few coconuts.