I was bereft of even an inroad into a joke about Clay Aiken’s new role as the cowardly Sir Robin in the Broadway production of Spamalot, until fellow PWer Gary Susman suggested this one: Spamalot has a hilarious song about how you can’t succeed on Broadway without a Jew, but these days, it seems, you need more than just a chosen person — you need an American Idol alum. (In support of this hypothesis, Aiken even gets to sing that “You Won’t Succeed on Broadway” number.)

Before you die of laughter, please check out Clark Collis’ review of Aiken’s performance in the Tony-winning version of the 1975 movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and let us know if you agree or disagree with his assessment below. Or, for those of us who have yet to see it, which other ex-Idolers would you suggest for the part?