The knights may say ‘ni!’ but Cleese says ‘yes’ to Chicago gig

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John Cleese waves as he arrrives for the Rose d’Or (Golden Rose) awards cermony for his life’s work in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on September 13, 2016. | / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Jörg Carstensen / Germany/Getty Images

John Cleese — he of “Monty Python” fame and all that, returns to Chicago for a Jan 22, 2017, show at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State.

Cleese, 76, will take to the stage at 3 p.m. for “John Cleese and Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” an insider’s look at the making of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” his career and so much more silly stuff, to be sure.

A conversation/Q&A with the audience follows a screening of “Holy Grail.”

Tickets for the show will go on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 7 at

In addition to a cavalcade of “Monty Python” duties, Cleese’s roster of television and film work also boasts “Cheer,” “Will & Grace,” “Fawlty Towers,” “A Fish Called Wanda,” “Silverado,” “Kenneth Branagh’s Frankenstein,” and two James Bond Films: “Die Another Day” and “The World is Not Enough.”

Earlier today, Cleese recently drew fire for a Twitter tirade against the Scottish people.

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