John Cleese’s Why There Is No Hope tour plays 13 Canadian dates over the next month, including Victoria on June 3. THE CANADIAN PRESS

John Cleese returns to Victoria for something completely different

If you weren’t able to find June tickets, dont fret, the Python alumnus is back in November

British comedy fans are getting ready for something completely different as John Cleese returns to Victoria on June 3, this time to talk politics.

Politics may not be considered polite conversation, but Cleese has never been accused of being polite. And his outspoken social media presence has netted him a new legion of fans eager to hear his take on Brexit, Trump and all the other shaky subjects in today’s news.

“I had dinner recently with someone from the world of finance, who told me that he thought that Brexit might have a number of good long-term effects,” Cleese wrote recently to his 5.6 million followers on Twitter. “I left the table, of course, after abusing him briefly.”

Best known as one of the members of the Monty Python comedy troupe, and as the perennially grumpy hotel owner Basil Fawlty in the short-lived BBC show Fawlty Towers, Cleese is a worshiped figure in the world of comedy. In recent years he has been hitting the road, sometimes solo, occasionally with fellow Python Eric Idle, to perform live shows to thrilled audiences.

RELATED: Idle thoughts and Cleese observations on comedy legends

Cleese is used to a particularly warm reception in Victoria, selling out performances every time he visits and playing to a crowd who know and rabidly admire him and his work.

With his latest show, Why There is No Hope, Cleese is set to “put his signature keen-minded, humanistic, comedic observational spin on the dysfunctional world we live in.” The June 3 show is already sold out, but a second performance on Monday, Nov. 4 has been added, with tickets available now.

For more information and tickets visit rmts.bc.ca or call 250-386-6121 to reserve.

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