John Cleese & Eric Idle Have Their Own Tour

Two of Monty Python’s comedic geniuses are set to bring laughter to autumn as “John Cleese & Eric Idle: Together Again At Last … For The Very First Time” lays down an October routing  beginning in Sarasota, Fla., and including stops in Atlanta, Savannah, Miami and Charlotte.
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According to the tour’s website, Cleese and Idle “will blend scripted and improvised material with storytelling, musical numbers, exclusive footage, aquatic juggling and extended audience Q&A.”  That doesn’t really tell you if audiences will be subjected to dead parrots, some wickedly good “nudge, nudge” or even a visit from Stig O’Tracy, but one can always look on the bright side of life.

Both Cleese and Idle commented on the fall tour, saying that the Florida shows are “a deliberate ploy to score a free vacation … England is very dreary come October.”

Idle added that the tour is playing the Sunshine State so that he and Cleese can “seek our peer group of the elderly avoiding winter.”

Here’s the schedule:

Oct. 2 – Sarasota, Fla., Van Wezel Perf. Arts Hall
Oct. 3 – Fort Myers, Fla., Barbara B. Mann Perf. Arts Hall
Oct. 7 – West Palm Beach, Fla., Dreyfoos Hall
Oct. 10 – Miami Beach, Fla., Fillmore Miami Beach At Jackie Gleason Theater
Oct. 14 – Clearwater, Fla., Ruth Eckerd Hall
Oct. 15 – Clearwater, Fla., Ruth Eckerd Hall
Oct. 17 – Orlando, Fla., Dr. Phillips Center For The Performing Arts
Oct. 20 – Savannah, Ga., Johnny Mercer Theatre
Oct. 21 – Atlanta, Ga., Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Oct. 23 – Charlotte, N.C., Ovens Auditorium
Oct. 30 – Baltimore, Md., Hippodrome Theatre / France-Merrick Perf. Arts Ctr.

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