ERIC IDLE is a comedian, actor, author, and singer-songwriter who found immediate fame on television with the sketch-comedy show Monty Python’s Flying Circus. Following its success, the group began making films that include Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), Life of Brian (1979), and The Meaning of Life (1983). Eric wrote, directed, and created The Rutles, the world’s first-ever mockumentary, as well as the Tony Award–winning musical Spamalot (2005). He lives in Los Angeles.
Dave Eggers is known for his best-selling memoir, A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius, where he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, founding the literary journal McSweeny’s, and his philanthropic work with 826 Valencia.