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John Cleese Reviews

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Average customer review: 2.5 star rating (2.5 Stars)

Number of reviews: 35



4.0 star rating Mike Kissner from Dallas, Texas


I was fully expecting the showing of Holy Grail but ended up disappointed that any "highlight" clips from the MPFC TV series and Fawlty Towers with his commentary on the clips was not part of the evening. I guess it would have made the show too long....but to have none? That would have been a much more effective and enjoyable use of time to spend with one of my all time favorite comedians! Most of his observations were funny and typical John Cleese. His anecdotal stories were also great.

4.0 star rating Roger from Fresno, California


It was great to be able to see Monty Python and the Holy Grail in a theater again. It was even better when Mr. Cleese was introduced by his daughter. The man is still a comedic genius and the crowd seemed very appreciative where I was sitting. I don't understand the negative review because he didn't get very political ( I guess some people are too thin skinned) at all. The people complaining don't seem to understand that Mr. Cleese pointed out some sad truths about our current political situation. That's good comedy! The person complaining about "not enough questions" had the opportunity to fill out as many question cards as they would have liked but apparently chose to not participate. I, along with my wife and 20 year old son, had a great time and if it would have been another half hour I would have rated it 5 stars. It was over way too quickly. If he comes back to Fresno, we will go again! Great night, great comedy with a legend! Come back Mr. Cleese!

4.0 star rating Phil Zoda from Hamilton, NJ


My wife and I went to Parx to see John Cleese last night. I thoroughly enjoyed his show. The man is a comic genius. I do understand why some of the reviewers on this site found him less than hilarious. To appreciate Mr. Cleese, a familiarity with his body of work is essential. Being a longtime fan, I feel I am absolutely his target audience. He began with a few stories about his family and youth, and then went on to recount his introduction into show business and the genesis of Monty Python. The show was interspersed with video clips of his work beginning with "The Frost Report" and continuing through "A Fish Called Wanda". Even though I knew most of the stories, I found myself laughing out loud many times during the evening. My only disappointment was his failure to mention "Fawlty Towers". I would heartily recommend this show to any fan of John Cleese' work.

4.0 star rating John Backewich from Waterloo, Ontario


I am a sucker for the past and very much enjoyed the variety Mr. Cleese shared. I wish the Q and A was not part of the show and possibly had him share memories from Fawlty Towers. Too much of a brilliant lifetime to fit into 90 minutes. After reading the reviews it appears people are so very critical. Not sure what their expectations were exactly. Perhaps they suffer from a Covid hangover. Continued success Mr. Cleese.

3.0 star rating Mara Nesbitt from Kitchener, Ontario


I paid $150.00 for a 1 hour show and although I did laugh at his comments, it was not the John Cleese I expected to see. A short picture of Fawlty Towers with no comment on the show itself, plus a brief mention of Monty Python was very disappointing. NOT the John Cleese I expected to see, and way overpriced for such a short show, it felt incomplete.

3.0 star rating Trey Biggns from Sunbury, Victoria


By the time a lot of FIFO artists ( Fly in Fly out ) get to Melbourne, Australia they are stuffed. Happened to Dylan but he placed himself by not leaving his piano for two hours. Morrison reportedly had a fight with his girlfriend that Edvard Munch niece one and it wasn't his fault they put the best voice in rock n roll in a glass walked former swimming pool. Cleeses show was reminisceing and the bits I liked were jokes no-one got ( like the faery tale about the Virgin princess ) -- I'd heard & seen most of the stuff before cos I'm a TV addict If I could ask my question again it would be " Who are the top three comedians in history " rather than why does the desert scene ( repetition and repititive sounds in Life of Brian send you to sleep, so obvious, right ! And a slight on his band's creativity. Thanks for coming to Melbourne John, that's a hard gig. If you like gigs, I guess you move to Toronto.

2.0 star rating 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.


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