Spinal Tap Creator Christopher Guest Hints At Reunion

Evan Petersen

by Evan Petersen

Published July 22, 2013

Christopher Guest

In a fabulous interview with The Observer, Christopher Guest talks sitcom production versus film, defends Ricky Gervais' theft of his schtick, and lets slip this nugget of fried gold:

The Stones headlined Glastonbury last month but Spinal Tap beat them to it…

That's true, we played the Pyramid Stage in 2009. It was a fantastic show. There were 130,000 people there or something. Since the film 30 years ago we've gone on tour, playing Wembley, the Albert Hall, Carnegie Hall… It's weird but great. The fiction became real.

Any chance of a Tap reunion soon?

We get asked to do shows on a regular basis. But what I will say is that we're in the midst of talking about something for next year…

His new sitcom Family Tree is the story of a young man researching his lineage. It's excellent, heartfelt, and hilarious, but I'd give up the whole series to see Nigel Tufnel turn it up to 11 one more time...

Check out the full interview here and stay tuned for more details as they emerge.


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