Thursday, September 20, 2007
First, Phill Jupitus joined the Bonzo Dog Band. Now, he's joined The Seventh Python!
Top British comedian, radio host, TV personality-- and Bonzo Dog Dooh Dah Band collaborator-- Phill Jupitus is the latest Neil Innes associate to lend his talents and unique insights to our musical biopic, The Seventh Python.
And what a coincidence! Our cameras rolled after our production team literally bumped into him in East Anglia-- hours after emailing our research staff to try and track him down. (Well, maybe it's not that much of a coincidence. We found Phill at Neil's house, where he and Neil are working on the final mixes and track rundown of the surprise and much-heralded Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band's reunion album, In Dog We Trust.)
Phill Jupitus is a household name in the UK-- an intellectual funnyman in the Eddie Izzard-Ricky Gervais league who's well-known for his comedy concert DVD like Quadrophobia, his work as a deejay on BBC radio, and his appearances on brainy, hilarious quiz shows like BBC Two's Never Mind The Buzzcocks. He's written plays, directed music videos for the likes of Billy Bragg and Kirsty MacColl-- but, most significantly in our case, made a guest appearance in the Bonzos' 40th anniversary concert at London's Astoria and DVD-- and toured with the reunited loonies around the UK.
Phill spoke to us about the importance of being a Bonzo, the significance of Rutling, and the annoying habts of his "grumpy uncle" Neil.