While checking out the Big Concerts website I was very excited to discover that John Cleese will be coming to South Africa. I have loved John Cleese since the hilarious days of Fawlty Towers where his cold, dry, cynical sense of humour made me laugh uproariously. He will be in Cape Town on Friday and Saturday 21st & 22nd October 2011 at The CTICC and he will be in Johannesburg from Tuesday till Saturday 25th – 29th October 2011 at the Teatre in Montecasino.Check out what The big Concerts site had to say about his great performer:
For the first time ever, comedy legend and the most senile member of Monty Python will be bringing his Alimony Tour to South Africa. You can catch this intimate performance on the 21st and 22nd October at the Cape Town International Convention Centre and at the Teatro at Montecasino Johannesburg from 25th October until 29th October. Presented by 567 CapeTalk and Talk Radio 702.
Best known for his idiosyncratic turns in Monty Python’s Flying Circus and Fawlty Towers, John Cleese will bring his unique comedic perspective to audiences across South Africa.
Cleese has achieved a lot in his career which started as a sketch writer for BBC Radio¹s Dick Emery Show and then The Frost Report. After this stardom beckoned, and Monty Python was created, with Cleese co-writing and starring in four series and three films. He went on to achieve further great success as the neurotic hotel manager Basil Fawlty in Fawlty Towers, which he co-wrote with his then wife Connie Booth. After huge UK success John went on to crack the USA with A Fish Called Wanda wrote and starred in with Jamie Lee Curtis). The late 1990s saw the unstoppable Mr Cleese appear in the James Bond movie The World is not Enough and later Die Another Day. His latest film role was none other than the ŒThe Guv¹ in the popular South African film ŒSpud¹. From writing to starring in plays, musicals, theatrical and comedy productions, to films and sitcoms, Cleese has done it all, and now it¹s time for him to tell you about his jam-packed life.
Cleese says: “It is an evening of well honed anecdotes, psychoanalytical tit-bits, details of recent surgical procedures, and unprovoked attacks on former colleagues, especially Michael Palin”.
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