Four decades after Monty Python’s Flying Circus
left the air, writer-performer John Cleese still can’t get away from it. Lately, though, that doesn’t seem to bother him.
Cleese, whose TV shows and movies created with fellow Pythons Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and the late Graham Chapman influenced everything from Saturday Night Live
to The Simpsons
, participated this year in 10 sold-out reunion shows at London’s 16,000-seat O2 arena. Those were broadcast live all over the world, and the results come to DVD this week. He has also lent his voice to a new game for tablets and smartphones based on his classic Python sketch “The Ministry of Silly Walks.”
On top of all that, Cleese is now on tour to promote his first memoir, a pre-Python autobiography titled So, Anyway
…. Wednesday, November 12, his schedule brings him to Kansas City, where he’ll be at the Midland at 8 p.m. to take questions about the book and his long career from Rainy Day Books co-owner Vivien Jennings and from the audience. (Tickets, which come with a signed copy of the book, can be had via rainydaybooks.com
called Cleese on the road.