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Python member made major contribution to comedy says society director
The head of a society says Monty Python member Graham Chapman made a major contribution to British comedy.
John Gatenby director of the British Comedy Society was the brains behind the installation of a commemorative plaque to the life and work of Monty Python Graham Chapman.
He said: “Usually we look to organise putting a plaque up, but this time we were approached by Graham’s family.
“Graham made such a huge contribution to comedy in this county. He was from that generation of comedians from Cambridge, part of the Footlights, who really changed comedy in the 60s and 70s.
“It was a lovely day and it was great to have former Pythons and Barry Cryer there.”
The plaque was unveiled on the wall of the Angel Inn, in Highgate High Street, where Mr Chapman would regularly write for Monty Python’s Flying Circus during the 60s and 70s.
The society’s main aims are to preserve and foster the tradition of British comedy and has erected 35 plaques around the country.