Shortly after it was announced that the Monty Python group is to reunite for a stage show, it has been confirmed that the reunion is being extended from one date to five, running from July 1st to the 5th 2014.
Organisers confirmed that the first show sold out within 43.5 seconds and all of the eagerly-awaited events are to be staged at the O2 Arena in London.
Despite having not performed together in 30 years, the popularity of the group remains as strong today as it ever has done - a point borne out by the impressive tickets sales.
Their success was built on the back of Monty Python's Flying Circus, which is considered to be a landmark comedy sketch show.
First broadcast in 1969, the show is iconic and subsequently spawned the 1975 film Monty Python and The Holy Grail, which has proven to be hugely influential.
The film was shot on a small budget but was an unqualified success. Later on, the group released the contentious Monty Python's Life Of Brian, which tells the story of a man who is mistaken for Jesus.
Unsurprisingly, perhaps, the show created a strong reaction from Christian groups and was subsequently banned in some places.
Still, it was a major success among Python fans, a large number of whom will be desperate to get their hands on tickets for the shows scheduled for the O2 Arena.
Thereafter, they released The Meaning Of Life, which was another financial and critical success. The production won the jury prize at Cannes Film Festival.
In recent years, however, there have been nothing besides rumours that the group would reunite.
However, the wishes of fans came true last week and the decision to hold more shows is sure to be equally well received.