Administration & Finance / News /

News Release


Richard Zagrzecki
Communications Coordinator

Comedic Legends John Cleese, Eric Idle Coming to UH

andy warhol exhibit

Houston, Sept. 23, 2016 — Monty Python founding members John Cleese and Eric Idle will be bringing their wit and humor to the University of Houston campus this fall.

The two living legends of comedy will perform their "Together Again at Last ... For the Very First Time" show at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, in Cullen Performance Hall. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Sept. 23 and are available through Ticketmaster's website or by phone at 800-745-3000.

The show will blend scripted and improvised bits with storytelling, musical numbers, exclusive footage and aquatic juggling to create a unique comedic experience.

As founding members of Monty Python, Cleese and Idle are arguably among the godfathers of modern comedy, helping to pioneer an irreverent, absurdist sensibility that is emulated by comics around the world. As individuals, they have written, performed and produced some of the most beloved and critically-acclaimed shows of all-time, like Spamalot, A Fish Called Wanda, Fawlty Towers and The Rutles.

For more information about the show, visit For more information about Cullen Performance Hall, follow it on Twitter, like it on Facebook, and follow it on Instagram.

About the University of Houston

The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the nation's best colleges for undergraduate education. UH serves the globally competitive Houston and Gulf Coast Region by providing world-class faculty, experiential learning and strategic industry partnerships. Located in the nation's fourth-largest city, UH serves nearly 44,000 students in the most ethnically and culturally diverse region in the country.