79_life of brian.jpgNothing to cure the midweek blahs like doing the silly walk to a screening of Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979) over at Makor at the Steinhardt Theater (35 W. 67th Street). No matter what ails you, a few sacreligious jokes by Eric Idle, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones and Michael Palin will fix you up right quick. Poor Brian. He doesn't want to be the messiah. He just wants to join the People's Front of Judea. Or is it the Judean People's Front? All he knows is, "I'm not a Roman, Mum. I'm a kike, a yid, a heebie, a hook-nose. I'm kosher, Mum. I'm a Red Sea pedestrian, and proud of it!"

Makor screens Life of Brian at 7 and 9 pm through Thursday, Aug. 19 as a part of their "Monty Python-A-Thon." Other film's in the series include The Secret Policeman's Ball (Aug. 24) The Meaning of Life (Aug. 25) and Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Aug. 26). Tickets cost $9.

Sample a few Life of Brian quotations on IMDB.com's quote page for the film. Or download the mp3 of "Always Look On the Bright Side of Life" via your favorite legal music source. Blessed are the cheesemakers.