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Not impressed! Very little structure!
Random rants about politics. Noting
about what started his live of
comedy. Took about 8-10 questions
from audience. With introductions
from two people- less than 1 1:2
hours. Not worth the money!!!
Bezdeekvor from Fresno, California
I feel like I just paid 60 bucks to view an old movie. I don't think it was advertised as a
Monty Python viewing when I purchased the tickets 6 months ago. So for those of you
who like Cleese's other works, don't waste your time. It was all Python and questions
regarding Pythons. No Faulty Towers or Fish Called Wanda. No sketches or imitations. All
Python. The movie is 1.5 hours long and the Q and A is about 40 minutes.
John Holden from Ottawa, Ontario
Mr. Cleese presented a fifty minute diatribe on general incompetence, stupidity, and how idiots came
to run the world. They don't know they are stupid, you see. He then anwered a few questions from
a moderator and the audience, His responses were mildly humorous but seemed to be one-size-fits-
all set pieces that were stored until needed. The show eneded promptly at the 90 minute mark and I
could not help but get the feeling that Mr. Cleese had been mentally looking at his watch and
thinking; "Will this never end?" He did have a good line about Canada; "There is nothing wrong with
your country that could not be cured by towing it 1500 miles south". Save your money and watch a
Fawlty Towers re-run instead.
Carolyn Gibbs from San Francisco, California
DISAPPOINTED IN SAN FRANCISCO
Was very excited as I spent many of my younger year in England. John Cleese and
his band of merry men were true iconic groundbreaking heroes. To this day, his
skits - The Parrot sketch, The Cheese Shop, The Argument, Faulty Towers and a Fish
called Wanda rival all and any comedy out there. Unfortunately, the first at least
hour was watching (the best parts) of the Holy Grail movies, building anticipation for
him to come out. When he did, it was mumbling, answering STUPID questions, like:
any advice for tall men (WHAT??) and how many times were you married. I DONT
CARE - I wanted stories and tidbits about working with all these amazing other
comedians, how they all came up with story lines, What was it like working with
Connie and Manuel on Faulty Towers? Was super let down. When he got political
(bad form) I was done. This was a sad ending to remember this once great
entertainer. Felt like it was a throw away evening.
J.B. from Winnipeg, Manitoba
JOHN CLEESE WINNIPEG
Disapointed! Poor flow, boring
content. Nothing about personal
young days,pre-comedy! 1 1/2 total
included 8-10 questions and 2
introductions and BAM over! Not
worth my time or $$$$
Dennis from Madison, Wisconsin
90 minutes, no intermission. The 90 minutes
included a slightly late start, an introduction
that was too long and really unnecessary.
Mr.Cleese talked about stupidity and
psychology and incompetence for about 35
minutes, a moderator came back, they talked
for about 45 minutes and then a stage
manager came on and said this was the last
question. Lights up out the doors. Sound
boring? I have heard many college lectures that
were as witty and clever. John Cleese was
brilliant in his day, but he is now a man who is
famous for being a celebrity and must have to
tour to pay the alimony from his many
marriages. John, you say you are a writer and
you once were brilliant.Time to turn off the
television in your hotel room and try to write
some life back into this tired act. Sorry to say,
skip this show.
Larry Campbell from New Jersey
NOT WORTH IT
I was terribly disappointed , as was the other 3 people in our party,
with what we experienced at Bergen PAC in Englewood NJ on July 19th.
The best way to summarize this is that we laughed more at the movie,
which I have seen more than 50 times, than with Mr. Cleese’s
performance. I was looking forward to experience my comedic hero’s
genius that night and was shocked at how amateurish the
performance was. Most of the QA seemed scripted and was generally
boring. His daughter appeared to have been struggling with either a
medication issue or an illness, I am trying to be polite. We all did not
want to hear another comic express their political views to us either.
We are very “tired” of hearing comics tell us what they think politically,
as I am sure many others are as well. To pay over $125 per ticket this
is not at all what we expected. Save your money and watch the Holy
Grail in the comfort of your home.
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