John Cleese to bring “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” to Denver

The Denver Post - - LIFE & CULTURE - By John Wen­zel John Wen­zel: 303-954-1642 or jwen­zel@den­ver­post.com

Not only did Com­edy Works En­ter­tain­ment land Monty Python leg­end John Cleese at the Colorado Con­ven­tion Cen­ter’s Bellco The­atre on Nov. 18, they’re cou­pling his live show with a screen­ing of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” the great­est of his in­flu­en­tial Bri­tish com­edy troupe’s films.

And yes, the Pythons did a lot of great work, in­clud­ing such gems as “Life of Brian” and “The Mean­ing of Life” — both of which were re­leased af­ter 1975’s “Holy Grail.” But as their first film, and one that was hastily shot be­tween sea­sons 3 and 4 of their BBC tele­vi­sion se­ries, it re­mains the best cin­e­matic dis­til­la­tion of the troupe’s bril­liantly silly, dis­arm­ingly pro­found hu­mor.

The film starts at 7 p.m., fol­lowed by Cleese him­self telling sto­ries of his life and ca­reer. “Ab­surd and/or ridicu­lous ques­tions only, please,” a press re­lease states.

Tick­ets for the show are $69-$89 and on sale start­ing at 10 a.m. July 14. A lim­ited amount of VIP tick­ets, which in­clude a photo op­por­tu­nity with Cleese, will be avail­able for $250. All are avail­able by call­ing 888-929-7849 or vis­it­ing axs.com.

Bob King, pro­vided by Com­edy Works

John Cleese ap­pears in per­son and on the screen in “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” at Bellco The­atre Nov. 18.

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