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