Exclusive Clip: A Liar’s Autobiography

The totally true, totally fictional story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman premieres November 2 on EPiX.

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"The first thing we should do is examine all the beaches to find out which will be the best place to write a film set in London."

Graham Chapman lives! The former Monty Python may have passed away in 1989 but that hasn't stopped him from starring as himself in The Liar's Autobiography – The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman. Via previously existing recording, naturally, but we'll take what we can get. His old Python pals John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam have also contributed their voices to the new animated feature length adaptation of Graham Chapman's autobiography, which premieres in EPiX this Friday, November 2nd at 10pm EST. 

In our exclusive clip, find out what happens when television personality David Frost sends two Pythons, Chapman and Cleese, to Spain to write a script about London. 

From the Press Release:

"Graham Chapman, probably best remembered as 'the dead one from Monty Python', writes and stars in the animated movie of his own life story, A Liar's Autobiography. He was born, he went to Cambridge and met John Cleese, he smoked a pipe, he became a doctor, he became a Python, he decided he was gay (well, 70/30, according to a survey he did on himself), he got drunk a lot, he stopped being drunk, he made some films, he had some sex (actually, a lot), and moved to Los Angeles. Finally, he was whisked up into space by aliens (although that might have been in a film).

Although Chapman selfishly dropped dead in 1989, he had taken the trouble to record himself reading his book, A Liar's Autobiography – and those recordings have now ingeniously been used to provide Chapman's voice for the 3D animated feature of the same name. Fellow Pythons John Cleese, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, and Terry Gilliam also turn up, playing themselves and other characters, along with a few surprise guests.

Not a documentary, not a Monty Python film, A Liar's Autobiography is Chapman's own take on his bizarre life and his search for self-knowledge. Incredible, yes. Surreal, certainly. True, who knows? At his memorial service, John Cleese called Chapman "a freeloading bastard". Now, as the film re-unites Chapman with Cleese, Jones, Palin, and Gilliam for the first time in 23 years, he is set to earn a new title – the most prolific corpse since Elvis."