What better wrinkly old man to introduce a show made up of wrinkly old men than the iconic British frontman Mick Jagger?
As a way of promoting the Monty Python tour, which begin July 20, Jagger starred in a video where he sends up septuagenarians who can’t stop doing reunion tours. (Cough, cough.)
The deliciously self-aware sketch stars Jagger, 70, and practically comatose— save some eye rolls—bandmate Charlie Watts when they “find out” that Monty Python is doing a 10-show comeback tour in London. (Jagger is actually making an appearance in the show.) “Monty Python, are they still going?” Jagger says. “That’s pretty amazing. They must be coining it. I bet it’s expensive. Who wants to see that again, really? It was really funny in the Sixties.”
After all, they’re just “a bunch of wrinkly old men trying to relive their youth and make a load of money,” he says.
He then goes on to make a set list for the next Rolling Stone tour. Satisfaction. Under My Thumb. “Dead parrot sketch?” suggests an assistant. “Yeah, Dead parrot sketch,” says Jagger.
The Monty Python Live (Mostly) Tour — “mostly” being a reference to the deceased Graham Chapman — will premiere in London July 20 and be broadcast in movie theaters internationally. The group’s last tour was in 1980.