I’ve been watching the IFC’s Almost the Truth series all week. Except for the throwaway bits from non-Python comedians expressing their love for all things Monty Python, the series is raw, fascinating and occasionally painful. Two things about it feel like splinters in my funny bone. First, one of the cast members appears unrepentantly homophobic. Second, none of the men seem to have any love for each other. When you work with a group of people, you whine and moan about the person who makes the office smell like burnt popcorn. Everyone grumbles about the boss who cares more about TPS reports than clients. No matter how much you complain, you still care about your co-workers. When they have a crisis, you donate your vacation time and bake casseroles. The Python cast having no feelings of friendship or compassion for each other is cold, cruel and unfunny. I just don’t understand that.