John Cleese & Eric Idle

John Cleese & Eric Idle

Photo by Rod Millington

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Tue., Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m. 2016
$60 to $105

Location Info:

University of Houston
4800 Calhoun Rd.
Houston, TX  77004
713-743-2255
And now for something completely unbelievable: John Cleese and Eric Idle, known best for co-founding the landmark British sketch troupe Monty Python, are appearing at the University of Houston for one night only, presumably to pay off some back royalties and legal fees. (Don’t laugh — that’s precisely the reason we got 2014’s Monty Python Live (mostly) — One Down Five to Go.) Regardless of the circumstances, this event — billed as John Cleese and Eric Idle: Together Again At Last… For The Very First Time — is a momentous opportunity to see true geniuses in their element. Based on our research, the goofy twosome are engaging in a brave new form of humor known as “sit-down comedy,” which features a hybrid of scripted and improvised gags, audience interactions, music, dance, a can-can line and (according to their website) “aquatic juggling.” Hopefully all this fun won’t kill your parrot, if you know what I mean. Wink-wink nudge-nudge.

7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Cullen Performance Hall, 4800 Calhoun. For information, call 832-842-3131 or visit uh.edu/cullen-performance-hall. $60 to 105.

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