Both of them are great entertainers.Â Personally, I would have to give Michael the nod, since he did such groundbreaking work with Monty Python, has had such a long, distinguished career, and produced an enormous body of funny work.
But Sarah’s ascension to the heights of politics and TV and humor is also groundbreaking.Â She may be catching up…
In London, in 1978, I sort of met Michael Palin.Â I didn’t really meet him or talk to him — but I was standing right next to him.Â He had just finished playing squash, and I was just going to play.Â I was waiting for the girl at the desk to tell me which court I had, while he was making a reservation for another day.
I was playing squash with a guy named Roy, and he said, “Do you know who that was?”
“That was Michael Palin.”
I wasn’t impressed at the time.Â But I have been ever since.
When I was in London that year, I played a lot of squash and really enjoyed it.Â Haven’t played since.
Not that that has anything to do with anything.
This is the ending of Monty Python’s Life of Brian – Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.