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John Cleese bringing ‘Monty Python & The Holy Grail’ to screens across the US

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Monty Python & The Holy Grail is one of the most indispensable comedies in the history of cinema. Full stop. It’s relentless quotability and legions of die-hard fans definitely give the film a nerdy legacy that some people find painfully irritating, but the sheer brilliance of the Pythonian telling of King Arthur’s quest for the holy grail, over 40 years later, still kills me. The writing is dense and razor sharp, the art direction and the cinematography are appropriately bleak, and the acting is dynamite. When The Grail turned 40 back in 2015, the Tribeca Film Festival reunited all five remaining Monty Python troupe members and screened the film at an immensely sold out Beacon Theatre on April 24, 2015.

Two years later, and Monty Python & The Holy Grail is fixing to tour select US theaters again, this time accompanied by living comedy legend and Python troupe member John Cleese, who will be doing Q&As at each screening. No exact NYC dates are on the schedule, but the film will screen at the beautiful Prudential Hall at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Sunday September 24. Tickets are on sale now. For the uninitiated, the venue is an easy 20-minute Jersey Transit ride away from Penn and is easier to get to than some Manhattan or Brooklyn venues. Complete tour dates are listed, along with some choice Grail clips, below.

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JOHN CLEESE and MONTY PYTHON & THE HOLY GRAIL TOUR DATES
19th September 2017 – Easton, PA – Stage Theatre
20th September 2017 – Concord, NH – Capitol Center
21st September 2017 – Burlington, VT – Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
22nd September 2017 – Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theatre
23rd September 2017 – Boston, MA – Wang Theatre
24th September 2017 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Hall
27th September 2017 – Cleveland, OH – State Theatre
28th September 2017 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
29th September 2017 – Pittsburgh, PA – Heinz Hall
30th September 2017 – Columbus, OH – Ohio Theatre
1st October 2017 – Bloomington, IN – Indiana University Auditorium
4th October 2017 – Overland Park, KS – Yardley Hall
5th October 2017 – Manhattan, KS – McCain Auditorium
6th October 2017 – Minneapolis, MN – Northrop Auditorium
7th October 2017 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theatre
8th October 2017 – Cincinnati, OH – Taft Theatre
1st November 2017 – West Palm Beach, FL – Kravis Center
2nd November 2017 – Tampa, FL – Straz Center
3rd November 2017 – Ft Lauderdale, FL – Broward Center
4th November 2017 – Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theatre
5th November 2017 – Melbourne, FL – King Center for the Performing Arts
8th November 2017 – Durham, NC – Durham Performing Arts Center
9th November 2017 – Washington, DC – Warner Theatre
10th November 2017 – Richmond, VA – Altria Theatre
11th November 2017 – Nashville, TN – The War Memorial
12th November 2017 – Atlanta, GA – Symphony Hall
15th November 2017 – Louisville, KY – Louisville Palace
16th November 2017 – St Louis, MO – Peabody Opera House
17th November 2017 – Omaha, NE – Orpheum Theatre
18th November 2017 – Denver, CO – Bellco Theatre
19th November 2017 – Salt Lake City, UT – Delta Hall

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