Palin started out as a presenter for pop show Now!, next joining university chum Terry Gilliam on The Frost Report before Monty Python burst onto the scene in 1969, changing the landscape of British comedy forever.
After the series ended in 1974, Palin continued writing for TV and acting in both comedy and serious dramas (did you know he once appeared in Home And Away as an English surfer with a fear of sharks?).
Post-Python, he is probably best known for his travel documentaries which have seen him trek from pole to pole, cross the world’s largest desert and mingle with peoples from the furthest-flung corners of the globe.
This show, Travelling to Work, will look back over his 25 years spent exploring the globe plus nearly 50 years in entertainment. Expect enlightening tales of wondrous worlds, amusing cock-ups, comedy capers and much, much more.
3 October, 7.30pm; tickets £32.
In the meantime, here’s a reminder of one of his finest moments from Monty Python’s Life of Brian: