Wednesday, October 07, 2015
John Cleese and Eric Idle: Together Again At Last … For The Very First Time
Months ago, Bunny bought tickets for a most unique show—John Cleese and Eric Idle: Together Again At Last … For The Very First Time at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. And lo, tonight was the night for the show. Given the past few days, it was just what I needed.
The only bad thing about the show (and it's not even that bad) is that it's only one-third of Monty Python and the sound quality. The two! The two bad things about the show were that it was only one-third of Monty Python, the sound quality and a ruthless efficiency. Three! Three bad things about the show are one-third Monty Python, the bad sound quality, a ruthless efficiency and a fanatical devotion to the Pope!
It was a fun show. In the first half of the show, John Cleese and Eric Idle spent the time chatting between themselves, performing a few sketches that never actually appeared on “Monty Python's Flying Circus” and showing clips from their past work (including stuff not from Monty Python, like “At Last the 1948 Show”).
The second half the show started with John Cleese telling … um … “off-colour” jokes (he's British, so I'm using the British spelling), followed by Eric Idle singing several … um … “off-colour” songs and then the both of them pulling “fan questions” out of a jar and pretty much mocking the questions.
The show concluded with everybody (Eric, John, and entire audience) singing “Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life.”
It's either a small world, or we have very similar tastes in entertainment
Much like when Bunny and I saw Alton Brown and Jamie and Adam, we ran into my old roommate Rob, his wife Laura, friend Squeaky and his wife Tanya (and had I not lost my phone contacts, I would have texted Rob this time). I wonder if we'll run into them again when we see Shatner's World or Penn & Teller?