Monty Python is very funny. But, they were hit n miss sometimes (too much dressin' up as women and all that screamin' at times). But, i do give Python props. To sound like the American-ass i am, African-American comics take comedy just to another level. All respect to the Brits and they are funny, nobody is funnier than Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, and the comics from Def Jam. Comedy is pain and African-American comics just take comedy to another level.
It's also true that they take not only comedy, but music, film, and sports to another level - more on that later. All i have to say on that is watch Eddie Murphy raw or Richard Pryor live in concert and you'll see what i mean. You can keep "Bean" and that guy who dresses up as drag and Dame Edna and stuff over the water if you think that's funny. But, Benny Hill and Python are alright