Comedy legend John Cleese is returning to South Africa with "John Cleese Live" on 15 and 16 June at Feather Market, Port Elizabeth, 18 and 19 June at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, 21, 22 and 23 June at the Teatro at Montecasino, Joburg, and 25 and 26 June at the ICC Hall 1AB Durban.
Best known for his idiosyncratic turns in Monty Python's Flying Circus and Fawlty Towers, John Cleese will once again bring his unique comedy perspective to audiences across South Africa. Cleese has done it all and now it's time for him to tell you about his jam-packed life. The show will be split into two halves. The first will be a conversation session hosted by local radio celebrity John Maytham from 567 CapeTalk, who will be chatting to John Cleese in more detail about life up to and including his Monty Python career. And, the second half will be John talking about Fawlty Towers, A Fish Called Wanda and other controversial and hilarious matters, as well as answering questions from the audience.
Cleese has achieved a lot in his career, which started as a sketch writer for BBC Radio's 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 Cleese went on to crack the US with A Fish Called Wanda (which he wrote and starred in with Jamie Lee Curtis). The late 1990s saw the unstoppable 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 "The Guv" in the popular South African film Spud.
Port Elizabeth: 15 and 16 June, Feather Market. Tickets on sale now from Computicket, priced R395 to R510. Cape Town: 18 and 19 June, CTICC. Tickets on sale now from Computicket and bigconcerts.co.za, priced R395 to R510. Joburg: 21, 22 and 23 June, Teatro at Montecasino. Tickets on sale now from Computicket and bigconcerts.co.za, priced R380 to R510. Durban: 25 and 26 June, ICC Hall 1AB. Tickets on sale 13 February from Computicket, priced R340 to R510.
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