Monty Python Performs Together For The Last Time

The legendary comedy troupe call it quits after an amazing 45-year run (Photo: courtesy of entertainmentfuse.com)

The legendary comedy troupe call it quits after an amazing 45-year run (Photo: courtesy of entertainmentfuse.com)

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 45 years, you’re likely to have seen or heard at least a couple skits from the legendary British comedy troupe Monty Python. From the hit BBC TV show Monty Python’s Flying Circus to full-length films such as Monty Python and the Holy Grail and The Meaning of Lifethe iconic group has been creating laughter and “wtf” moments since 1969. Now, after nearly half a century of delighting fans with sketch comedy, movies, and absolutely ridiculous songs, the surviving cast members of Monty Python are calling it quits.

After a ten straight nights of farewell performances, the quintet (consisting of Eric Idle, John Cleese, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam) performed live together for the last time on Sunday night, July 20th. Properly and hilariously dubbed “Monty Python Live (Mostly): One Down, Five To Go” (referencing the fact that fellow founding member Graham Chapman passed away in 1989), the reunion/farewell show culminated with the cast leading the audience in a stirring rendition of their classic song “Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life” from their irreverent 1979 movie, Life of BrianFinally, the night ended as you might expect, with a standing ovation and raucous applause.

Monty Python is not only my favorite comedy troupe of all time, but one of the most influential. Without Monty Python’s Flying Circus I think it’s fair to say that other sketch comedy shows such as Saturday Night Live and In Living Color might never have existed.

I found the farewell show to be bitter-sweet, but apparently not so much as director/cast member Terry Gilliam. “I find it depressing that we’re getting back together again,” he stated cheekily in a recent interview with the London Evening Standard. “We worked so hard to get careers beyond it, to get to this stage, and now we’re being dragged back again.”

And for those who don’t quite get British humor, yes… he was joking (mostly). 🙂

Ylvis Has Left The Forest: “What Does The Fox Say” finds its way to Karaoke Cloud!

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How do you achieve international stardom in the pop-music industry? Apparently by making fun of the pop-music industry! Just ask Ylvis, the Norwegian comedy duo consisting of brothers Vegard and Bard Ylvisaker. Their “anti-hit” video “The Fox (What Does the Fox Say)” has embedded them firmly into Western pop-culture and now the satirical sensation has made its way to Karaoke Cloud!

Originally intended as nothing more than a promotion for their Norway-based comedy show, “I kveld med Ylvis (Tonight with Ylvis), The Fox was written and produced as a sardonic take on the electronic dance music industry. The video was posted to Youtube on September 3, 2013, and has gone uber-viral with over 287 million hits and the song itself claimed the #6 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for three consecutive weeks. That makes it the highest ranking song by a Norwegian artist since a-Ha smoked the charts at number 1 with “Take On Me” in 1985! Ah…sweet irony.

What Does the Fox Say has spawned an amazing amount of covers and parodies and has even been featured on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and Saturday Night Live.

And now it’s your turn! You can download the original song on iTunes and be sure to check out the fully-authorized Karaoke Cloud version below (courtesy of KaraokeOnVEVO) to do your best Ylvis imitation. Or replace the words as you see fit and make your very own parody. We’d love to see some of your ideas on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter! You never know, you could be the next “accidental hit!”

Seven Spooky Songs to Liven Up Your Karaoke Halloween!

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For many of us there is no other day of the year that screams “party!” more than Halloween. I mean, come on; cool night air, scary costumes, and enough junk food to make Honey Boo Boo blush. What a night!

That being said, there’s nothing that goes hand-in-hand better with a group of decked-out crazies than belting out your favorite songs karaoke stye! So in the spirit of tricks and treats we present to you seven karaoke songs sure to be the life of the party…so to speak.

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The Karaoke Hall Of Fame

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DigiTrax Karaoke has the new April 2013 Pop/Rock release ready for you at Karaoke Cloud, and it just happens to include “Hall Of Fame” in the style of The Script. And while we’re on the subject, we’re not too modest to say that we think DigiTrax Karaoke is definitely Hall Of Fame material.

If there were a Karaoke Hall Of Fame, this is what we think you’d find there:

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