John Cleese Coming to South Africa in June 2013


083.john-cleese John Cleese Coming to South Africa in June 2013  Great news for fans of stand-up comedy! John Cleese is returning to South Africa in June 2013 to perform in Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban.

John Cleese returns to South Africa after the sold out success of his 2011 tour. He’ll perform at the Feather Market in Port Elizabeth on the 15th and 16th of June, at the Cape Town International Convention Center on the 18th and 19th June,  at the Teatro at Montecasino in Johannesburg on the 21th, 222nd and 23rd June and at the ICC in Durban on the 26th of June.  John Cleese Live is Another Big Concerts Experience and is presented by Algoa FM, 567 Cape Talk, Talk Radio 702, East Coast Radio and SABC 3.

Cleese is best known for his idiosyncratic turns in Monty Python’s Flying Circus and Fawlty Towers and  will once again bring his unique comedy perspective to audiences across South Africa. John Cleese really has done it all and is now taking the time to tell audiences 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.

John Cleese has achieved a lot in his career. He 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 – he co-wrote and starred 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 Cleese went on to crack the USA with A Fish Called Wanda (which he wrote and starred in with Jamie Lee Curtis). The late 1990’s 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 ‘The Guv’ in the popular South African film Spud.  

If you didn’t manage to catch john Cleese last time, now’s your chance. For those who did… prepare to be entertained all over again with his hugely successful show ‘John Cleese Live’. Tickets are available via Computicket.

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