Comedian John Cleese to perform in Lisbon

in Regional · 08-11-2019 01:00:00 · 0 Comments
Comedian John Cleese to perform in Lisbon

British actor and comedian John Cleese, founder of Monty Python, is to do the “Last time to see me before I die” show on 7 May at the Coliseu dos Recreios in Lisbon.

John Cleese, 80, premiered the show in 2013 and since then has presented his humorous solo act on several stages across Europe, US and Canada, many of which have sold out.


John Cleese, described by the promoter as an unavoidable and legendary idol of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, is known mainly for his dark comedy and the absurdity of the Monty Python group, which he co-founded in 1969 and which influenced modern Western comedy, and for the television series “Fawlty Towers”.


The actor, who in 2014 edited the autobiography “So, anyway…” supported the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union and in 2018 moved to an island in the Caribbean, disappointed with the debate on the Brexit and criticising, in statements to the BBC, the lie and triviality of the British press.


Last May, he was again controversial and was widely criticised, and even accused of racism and hypocrisy, after having commented again on Twitter that London is no longer an English city.


The tickets, which vary between €20 and €90, will be on sale on 9 November.



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