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Mick Jagger and The Rolling Stones performs on stage during the 45th edition of the music festival Pinkpop in Landgraaf, The Netherlands, 07 June 2014.

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Rolling Stones singer appears alongside Charlie Watts in hilarious tongue-in-cheek sketch to mark comedy troupe’s reunion

Sir Mick Jagger and his Rolling Stones bandmate Charlie Watts have released a hilarious tongue-in-cheek video to mark the long-awaited return of British comedy group Monty Python, who performed the first of their ten comeback shows at London’s The O2 arena yesterday night (July 1). 

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In the video sketch, which was shown to journalists at a London press conference, Jagger appears seated on a sofa alongside a slouched, entirely silent Charlie Watts in a hotel suite, as an assistant tells him The Rolling Stones’ regular lighting engineer has left to work on the Python’s 10-show run.   

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"Monty Python, are they still going?” responds Jagger, tongue planted firmly in cheek.    

"Ten shows, wow, that’s pretty amazing. They must be coining it in," he continues.

"I bet it is expensive. But, I mean, who wants to see that again? It was really funny in the ‘60s.” 

“They are still a bunch of wrinkly old men trying to relive their youth and make a load of money. I mean, the best one died years ago. Maybe back in the 1970s it was fantastic but we’ve seen it all before. They’ve put it all up on YouTube.”

Monty Python’s 10-date residency at The O2 arena, which the surviving members have dubbed "Monty Python Live (Mostly)," in reference to Graham Chapman, who died in 1989, continues until July 20. The group has said that their final show will be their last ever.