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Monty Python's Graham Chapman honoured at Highgate pub
A pub in Highgate unveiled a plaque honouring a hero of comedy known to many as ‘a very naughty boy’.
The plaque, put up by the British Comedy Society, commemorates the life and work of Graham Chapman has been placed on the side of The Angel Inn, in Highgate High Street.
The pub was a regular watering hole for the comedian where he would regularly write for Monty Python’s Flying Circus during the 60s and 70s.
At the unveiling were Python members Michael Palin and Terry Jones, who both live in the area and comedian Barry Cryer.
Ben Martin, manager of the pub said: “It’s wonderful to have something like that on the side of the pub.
“I’ve always been a big fan of Monty Python and it was great to have them come down to the pub.
“We we’re approached a few months ago by the British society of Comedy and I have to say at first I thought it was a joke.”
“We’ve always known about the Pythons connection to the pub and now we can share that with everyone.”
The British comedy society aims to Preserve and Forster the Tradition of British Comedy.
The Plaque references Mr Chapman's role in the life of Brian saying ‘Graham Chapman, “A very Naughty Boy” and also says he "drank here often and copiously".
The unveiling coincides with the release of the film called A Liar's Autobiography - The Untrue Story Of Monty Python's Graham Chapman.
The animated film has been produced by his fellow Pythons Michael Palin John Cleese and terry Gilliam.