If you could ask God a question, what would it be? Would you ask why bad things happen to good people, or what happens when we die? Or would you just cut to the chase and ask for the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
You might not have the chance to speak with God (RIP Graham Chapman) but you can spend an evening, including a Q&A, with the Taunting French Guard, the Black Knight, Sir Lancelot the Brave, Tim the Enchanter, et al., before a screening of Monty Python & The Holy Grail
, the most compulsively quotable comedy of all time (as hard as we tried, we are just not going to be able to finish this write-up without saying “Ni”).
If Cleese had only made that one movie — hell, if all he’d ever done was “The Ministry of Silly Walks” — his place in the comedy pantheon would be assured, but factor in Fawlty Towers
and A Fish Called Wanda
(not to mention memorable parts in fellow Flying Circus alums’ films like Time Bandits
and Erik the Viking
), and his legacy becomes increasingly awe-inspiring and, well, godlike. He can even tell you about The Meaning of Life
$59.50-$129.50, Wed Apr 4, 8pm, The Majestic Theatre, 224 E. Houston St., (210) 226-3333, majesticempire.com.
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