Author, director, and screenwriter, Terry Jones, passed away at his home on Tuesday, January 21st, 2019. As a member of the British sketch comedy group known for revolutionizing satirical as well as just down right hysterical comedy, Terry Jones had one of the greatest careers anyone could’ve asked for.
Terry Jones, best known for his work on the sketch comedy group, Monty Python, was a founder of the group along with
Michael Palin, Eric Idle, John Cleese, and Graham Chapman, as well as Terry Gilliam (the only American in the group). Their show, “Monty Python’s Flying Circus“, became historical hit for comedy as a whole, first airing in Britain and then in the America’s towards the mid-1970’s.
Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam jointly directed “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” in 1975, and teamed up again on “Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life” in 1983. Jones was the sole director of “Monty Python’s Life of Brian” in 1979, which was the most successful out of all the Monty Python films.
Jones then went on to write many books as well as direct and write many of his own projects. Marking him down in the halls of comedic fame forever, as well as one of the greatest writers of all time.
In 2016, Jones had announced that he had primary progressive aphasia, a neurological disease that impairs the ability to communicate.
As a quote by Jones himself:
“If you had said to us when we were doing the TV shows, ‘We’ll be still talking about this in 40 years’ time,’ I would have thought you were loco.”