Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Oh What a Night!!!

We spent the evening with Monty Python or at least part of it.  An evening with John Cleese and Eric Idle.  It was wonderful!  It started with the 2 of them in comfy chairs talking about how they met and the early years.  It was like sitting in your living room with them and listening to them chat.
Interspaced with this were some clips from some of their films and the series itself.  They then did one of their skits.  It was all hilarious.
There was an intermission and then Cleese came out and did a monologue and a bunch of jokes, he still has perfect timing.
After that Idle came out and did some of his songs.
The whole time the show was going on a lady had been "signing" the dialogue for the hearing impaired.  So when Eric started doing some of his "naughty" songs he pointed out the lady signing and it was hilarious what she was signing for some of the lyrics.
We had a couple of audience singalong including The Philosoper's Song.  The lyrics were up on the screen, but Mac and I both remembered most of the words.
They finished with a question and answer session and then Eric led us all in Always Look on the Bright Side from Life of Brian.
Given their ages, Cleese said he was 76 and Idle was 72, we didn't expect a long show, probably about an  hour and 20-30 minutes.  Wrong!  It went well over 2 hours and never dragged.
It was an absolutely perfect evening.

16 comments:

  1. I love evenings like this. It seems they always glow more brightly in our memory, don't they?

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  2. I would have loved this. What a fantastic experience.

    I remember seeing the musical Starlight Express some years ago and they had someone signing for the deaf. I now can't sing the opening lyrics of the main song without doing the actions!

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  3. It sounds like a great night out. I've never been a fan of Monty Python but Mick is, but I loved Fawlty Towers and I think they're both very funny men.

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  4. It sounds the great night out. Yes, old professionals carry on.

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  5. That sounds like so much fun! My husband would love to see them.

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  6. The Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog !
    That is all I am going to say.

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  7. How delightful! Wish my husband and I could have been there!

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  8. Sounded like a fabulous evening. So glad you enjoyed it. Would be right up our street too. P X

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  9. John Cleese is just fabulous, isn't he? I have watched 'Fawlty Towers' many, many times since I was a child and it still makes me curl up with laughter!

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  10. What a fun evening with two greats!
    Wendy

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  11. Fabulous - I'm very jealous. Where was this? If you haven't seen it, you'd probably enjoy 'Live at Aspen' (or something)!

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  12. Glad you enjoyed the show, my DH and sons are all fans of Monty Python but I'm afraid I've never found them funny apart from the odd sketch. Sorry about that:)

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