Monty Python great John Cleese coming to tell Bangkok ‘Why There Is No Hope’

A promotional poster of John Cleese’s comedy show ‘Why There Is No Hope.’ Photo: Live Nation Tero / Courtesy
A promotional poster of John Cleese’s comedy show ‘Why There Is No Hope.’ Photo: Live Nation Tero / Courtesy

A greybeard of late-20th century comedy and  High Minister of Silly Walks is coming to Bangkok to spread some good cheer by confronting the world’s darkness.

Best known as a founding member of ground-breaking British comedy team Monty Python, actor and writer John Cleese John Cleese will take the stage in January as part of his Why There Is No Hope comedy tour, organizer Live Nation Tero announced on Monday afternoon. 

The 82-year-old comedian, who last year wrote the well-received Creativity: A Short and Cheerful Guide, established a brand of deadpan humor along with the likes of Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, and Michael Palin that has influenced humor for decades.

At his show, Cleese will riff on the dangerous silliness afoot in a dysfunctional world. Due to the pandemic, many of his prior dates were canceled.

Cleese will perform Jan. 11 in the Impact Exhibition Center’s Hall 5. Tickets start at THB1,500 and are available for sale via ThaiTicketMajor outlets or online starting Friday.

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