Michael Edward Palin, CBE, FRGS (born 5 May 1943) is an English comedian, actor, writer and television presenter best known for being one of the members of the comedy group Monty Python and for his travel documentaries. Palin wrote most of his comedic material with Terry Jones. Before Monty Python, they had worked on other shows such as the Ken Dodd Show, The Frost Report and Do Not Adjust Your Set. Palin appeared in some of the most famous Python sketches, including 'Argument Clinic,' 'Dead Parrot,' 'The Lumberjack Song,' 'The Spanish Inquisition,' and 'The Fish-Slapping Dance.' Palin continued to work with Jones after Python, co-writing Ripping Yarns.
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