John Cleese heading to South Africa for second tour

06 February 2013 - 13:19 By Times LIVE
John Cleese. File photo
John Cleese. File photo
Image: Courtesy of Big Concerts.

Comedy legend John Cleese returns to South Africa after the sold out success of his 2011 tour.

Returning with his uniquely entertaining show ‘John Cleese Live’ on the June 15 and 16 at Feather Market, Port Elizabeth, June 18 and 19 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, June 21, 22 and 23 at the Teatro at Montecasino Johannesburg and June 25 and 26 at the ICC Hall 1AB Durban.

John Cleese Live is Another Big Concerts Experience, presented by Algoa FM, 567 CapeTalk, Talk Radio 702, East Coast Radio and SABC3.

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 John went on to crack the USA with A Fish Called Wanda (which he 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 ‘The Guv’ in the popular South African film Spud.

From writing to starring in plays, musicals, theatrical and comedy productions, to films and sitcoms,

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.

Port Elizabeth
Dates: June 15 and 16
Venue: Feather Market
Tickets: R395 to R510 from Computicket

Cape Town
Dates: June 18 and 19
Venue: CTICC
Tickets: R395 to R510 from Computicket and Big Concerts

June 21, 22 and 23
Saturday 22 June – NEW SHOW ADDED AT 3PM
Venue: Teatro at Montecasino
Tickets: R380 to R510 from Computicket and Big Concerts

Dates: June 25 and 26
Venue: ICC Hall 1AB
Tickets: R340 to R510 from Computicket