John Cleese, England’s sensational and multi talented comedian is bringing his indelible comedy to the Heinz Hall!
John Marwood Cleese was born in Weston-super-Mare (Somerset, England) in 1939 and is an actor, voice actor, screenwriter, producer, and comedian. He began his career as a scriptwriter and a cast member in the 1963 Footlights Revue A Clump of Plinths and made a name for himself with his work on the The Frost Report; a satirical television show hosted by David Frost and ran for 28 episodes on the BBC from March 1966 to December 1967. He’s best known for being a co founder of Monty Python; the comedy troupe that created the sketch show Monty Python's Flying Circus as well as the four Monty Python films: And Now for Something Completely Different, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian, and The Meaning of Life. Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a 1975 slapstick comedy film that parodies the legend of King Arthur's quest to find the Holy Grail. It’s grossed more than any British film shown in the US in 1975 ($5 million from a budget of $400,000) and Rotten Tomatoes has called it “a cult classic as gut-bustingly hilarious as it is blithely ridiculous.” He's also renowned in the United Kingdom for playing the neurotic hotel manager Basil Fawlty in the sitcom, Fawlty Towers.
Don’t miss your chance to see this artist with his charismatic stage antics and unique brand of comedy!