Pin It


John Cleese can do as he damned well pleases


As we take a look back at John Cleese's incredible career, it's impossible not to quote Monty Python. This is not because Cleese hasn't accomplished plenty on his own; one need only think of the classic comedy A Fish Called Wanda or the Britcom Fawlty Towers. But it's because the legendary British comedy troupe has soaked through so much of our pop-culture fabric that quoting Monty Python is more like a reflex than a voluntary act.

For newbies, here are three examples of how this phenomenon might come up in real life: (1) Whenever anyone asks you your favorite color, say "Blue! No, yel—" and then act like you're falling off the Bridge of Death. (2) Whenever you're in a roomful of people and someone yells for "David," wait till the guy says, "I'm David!" and then say "I'm David—and so's my wife!" (3) Whenever your friends point out that your parrot has died, assure them that, "It's not dead. It's resting."

Anyway, it's not clear exactly what Cleese will be speaking about on this tour, but really, does it matter? The guy can be funny about anything.

Cleese stands tall on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the Lincoln Theater. 100 California Drive, Yountville. 7pm. $39&–$69. 707.944.1300.

Museums and gallery notes.

Reviews of new book releases.

Reviews and previews of new plays, operas and symphony performances.

Reviews and previews of new dance performances and events.

Pin It

Latest in Theater


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

Find It

Submit an event

Boho Beat

Dec. 1: Free Space in Yountville

Dec. 2: Hot Winter Night in Sebastopol

Dec. 3: Bookish Birthday in Corte Madera

More »

Facebook Activity

Most Commented

  • Redwood Noir

    Locally shot thriller gets a North Bay premiere
    • Nov 30, 2016
  • Curtain Calls

    'Piazza,' 'Rain,' 'Bob' take top honors in debut awards
    • Nov 16, 2016
  • More »


Read more @nbaybohemian

Copyright © 2016 Metro Newspapers. All rights reserved.

Website powered by Foundation