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John Cleese Reviews

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Average customer review: 2.5 star rating (2.4 Stars)

Number of reviews: 31

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2.0 star rating Bezdeekvor from Fresno, California

MEH...

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.

2.0 star rating 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.

2.0 star rating 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 $$$$

2.0 star rating J.B. from Winnipeg, Manitoba

JOHN CLEESE WINNIPEG

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!!!

2.0 star rating Cory Stephens from Horseshoe Bay, Tx

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY THE SAME

I was so excited to take my two children to see John but things rapidly grew tedious. The seating at Bass Concert Hall is incredibly uncomfortable. Within forty minutes we were all squirming, trying to get circulation in our legs. The show began with Cleese warming up the audience with some jokes all of which were "borrowed" from other comics and that disappointed me. I understand that Cleese is over eighty and as a speaker, he is quite amazing. However, I learned absolutely nothing I did not already know which as a result had my son and myself nodding off. The presentation was basically a PowerPoint with clips from Monty Python and like any clip show it felt like filler. After a clip of Cleese at Chapman's funeral John walked back on stage and basically said, "Show's over. Good night," and walked off abruptly confusing us. He never spoke about his life past Fish Called Wanda. I was waiting for some "Q" stories or something I was not familiar with. I could have stayed home.

2.0 star rating Jon from Denver, Colorado

LEAVE THE POLITICS OUT!

My wife and I were excited to finally go out and enjoy an evening after over a year of putting up with the pandemic and social media finger pointing as to whos to blame. Cleese started out with an entertaining look back on his professional career and insightful musings of "so called experts" in every profession. Then, unfortunately he goes into political bashing of Trump and conservative supporters. I'm up to my ears from both sides! Can we please enjoy a night out without political BS? Please?

2.0 star rating Tracey from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

DISAPPOINTED

Who better to go see to escape the unending political correctness than John Cleese? The 90 min, $150 a seat show opened with Cleese's daughter, Camilla. She said the only reason her dad was touring was to pay off his $20M divorce settlement to his previous wife. John had the entire audience read from the prompter how great/funny/wonderful he is, while interjecting "thank you's" & "yes, I know's". It started out a bit funny but went on too long,becoming awkward. He talked about the difference of good spirited & mean spirited jokes. Told a few one liners about different nationalities that were dated but got a few laughs. He showed a few Monty Python clips & GCs funeral that seemed to just be filler. Camilla started Q&A that turned into a family argument about whether Roman Polanski was a pedophile rapist, or genius. John defended Polanski & told her to change the subject since they were losing their audience. She asked him one more question, & announced the show was over.

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