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Canadian Cleeseheads

I told you these events would sell out quickly. John’s appearance in Victoria is sold out. There are still tickets for Nov. 8 in Toronto, and Nov. 14 in Vancouver, but you’d best act quickly! And tickets include a signed copy of #Soanyway …

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Cleese’s Canadian Club, Pt. 2

When I posted my previous entry, I didn’t have much information about John’s three scheduled appearances next month in Canada. I do now, and in fact, strongly suggest that you get tickets now (that goes for the US events as well)–they’re going fast and in some cases are sold out!

So here’s the deal:

TORONTO – Interview with Ian Brown, writer for the Globe and Mail
Saturday, November 8th, 7:30 PM
John Bassett Theatre
255 Front Street, Toronto, ON

VANCOUVER – Interview with Stephen Quinn from CBC Radio’s On the Coast
Friday, November 14th at 7:30 PM
The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts
777 Homer St., Vancouver, BC V6B 2W1

VICTORIA РInterview with Jo-Ann Roberts, from CBC Radio’s All Points West
Saturday, November 15th at 7:30 PM
Farquar Auditorium
University Centre, Victoria V8W 3P2

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Cleese Canadian Club

Yes, to those who have been asking, John Cleese will indeed be promoting So, Anyway… in Canada in November. If you’re in the Toronto area, look for him Nov 8, 9, and 10.

November 13, 14 and 15, he’ll be in Vancouver and Victoria, respectively (if not respectfully). More to come…
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A Good Month for Canadian Cleese fans

John Cleese rehearses!

When I was working for John Cleese, I often urged him to put together a one-man show. He agreed it was a good idea, but never seemed to have the time to organize it. Eventually, faced with the need to pay out an atrocious amount of alimony for too many years, he found the time, and his fans and his ex-wife are the better for it. He’s performed it in various places, trying it out in New Zealand (where, as he put it, if it was a disaster, no one would likely ever hear about it)–and playing it in Scandinavia, Australia, even a few California dates. Now it’s Canada’s turn, where the Halifaxians and Torontons have seen it, and he’s working his way west even as I write this. The bad news: most shows are already sold out, so if you’re in that Great Northern neck of the woods and want to see it, you’d better move fast. But if you’re in Edmonton with nothing to do, try this, but do it quickly. And if you have a great deal to do, but can still get to Edmonton next week, cancel your plans and go see the show anyway. As of this writing, it looks like there are a few tickets remaining for one of the October 5th shows, which would be a great way to celebrate Monty Python’s 44th anniversary.

Why am I writing about it now? Because I finally, at long last, had a chance to see the show. It exceeded my expectations, which were pretty high to begin with. I’ll write a short, completely biased review soon, along with a backstage look at the show.