"Because We Don't Laugh At Sad People""Because We Don't Laugh At Sad People"
-- Monty Python's Spamalot co-creator Eric Idle on why the Broadway, London, Vegas and touring productions of his hit musical are altering the references of the pop princess in "Diva's Lament" to this one.
Idle chattered on to the Associated Press:
Mike Nichols requested it and he's right. We changed the lyrics in London, on tour, on Broadway and in Las Vegas. We think that it's now too sad. Britney Spears is being tortured to death and we don't want to be on that side.Bravo!
Now let's just hope the young lady gets all the help she needs.
This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).