Thursday, October 15, 2015
Monty Python legends John Cleese and Eric Idle bring something completely different to the Dr. Phillips Center
By Thaddeus McCollum
on Thu, Oct 15, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Look for our full interview with John Cleese here.
7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 16-17 | Walt Disney Theater, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave. | 844-513-2014 | drphillipscenter.org
If you’re wondering what to expect from a touring show featuring two comedy legends, just ask John Cleese. “Eric and I have a chat,” he says. That chat includes stories about the early days of Monty Python, performances of sketches that didn’t make it to air and even musical numbers. The duo then open the floor to the audience for a Q&A, which, as Cleese says, “varies a little bit depending on how good the questions are.” If you get the chance to ask a question, don’t be polite. “It’s much nicer when the questions are rude, when people say ‘My God, Cleese, why can’t you stay married to one woman?’ That kind of thing.” Is there any question he’d prefer to just get out of the way? “I would like them not to ask ‘Why is it called Monty Python’s Flying Circus?’ because the answer is boring.” You can look up that answer on Wikipedia, and it really is quite boring. Instead, take Cleese’s suggestion, “Which Python do you hate the most?” and learn something completely different. (