An Evening with the Late John Cleese

An Evening with the Late John Cleese

Come and pay your respects to one of the most iconic and beloved comedians of our time
in a night of unparalleled laughter and wit.

(Barely) living comedy legend, JOHN CLEESE, is heading in your general direction for a
live and truly memorable evening of comedy and conversation. With all-new routines
shaped by his impeccable timing, trademark eccentricity and clever wordplay, John Cleese
demonstrates through observational humor and gifted storytelling how he has achieved
nothing short of comedy royalty.

This multi-hyphenate performer is best known as co-founder of Monty Python, and is
celebrated for his work on Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Monty Python and the Holy Grail,
Life of Brian, Fawlty Towers, A Fish Called Wanda, as well as the James Bond and Harry
Potter franchises. Don’t miss your chance to see this hilarious and insightful look at the life
and work of one of the world’s funniest entertainers in this thrill-of-a-lifetime evening.
In lieu of flowers, the comedian wishes for you to please buy the premium Meet & Greet tickets.

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About the Show

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Ticket Prices:
Gold Circle – $275 (VIP Package)
Orchestra Front – $175 (VIP Package)
Orchestra Back – $125
Loge – $89
Mezzanine – $69
Balcony – $49

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VIP Packages

$275 VIP (limit of 50)
includes premium seating, post-show photograph with Mr. Cleese and exclusive poster
(Includes a photo taken with Mr. Cleese. No autographs.)

$175 VIP
includes premium seating with exclusive poster

Sangamon Auditorium Seating