Date Change: Legendary British Comedian John Cleese To Perform In Budapest, - 12 June 2022

  • 6 May 2021 10:51 AM
  • Hungary Today
Date Change: Legendary British Comedian John Cleese To Perform In Budapest,  - 12  June 2022
From the organisers: "We waited as long as possible, but now we must admit that the current situation in Europe will not allow John Cleese's tour to commence as planned. His management has been working hard to find new dates for all the locations. Now we can finally share the new date for Mr Cleese’s Budapest shows and they are June 11-12, 2022.

So if you have a ticket for the first show, originally planned for 24/04/2020 and then 13/06/2021, your ticket is automatically valid for the new date of 11/06/2022. And if you have a ticket for the second show, originally planned for 25/04/2020 and then 14/06/2021, your new date is 12/06/2022.

Please know we are devastated by this delay just as much as you are.

Hungary is really close to the opening of theaters, but based on the current regulations this upcoming June only people with a vaccination passport would be able to attend an event - thus potentially excluding a big part of our ticket buyers. And even if the situation would significantly improve in our country, this is a European tour where Mr Cleese's management is organizing shows in multiple countries - and they are all being postponed right now.

We hope you'll stick around and wait for Mr Cleese!

But we don't expect you to know this far in advance if you'll be free next year to attend, so we have a large window for you to decide, and you can ask for a refund if you decide you are no longer able to attend the event on the new date. Tixa will be in touch with all ticket purchasers via email shortly!

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Please stay safe!"

Your friends at
Boddah and Tixa 

The founder of Monty Python, creator of Fawlty Towers and one of the most well-known figures in British humor, will perform at MoM Sport in Budapest with his show “Last Time to See Me Before I Die.”

Although the title of the show, “Last Time to See Me Before I Die,” might sound a bit strange at first, the comedian has been touring with it for the past six years.

The show is not a classic stand-up act, as Cleese evokes the best parts of his oeuvre, including some of the best parts of Monty Python’s work – such as the fish slapping dance – and comments on them. According to, some descriptions even said that the audience can ask him questions during the two-hour-long performance. 

Cleese wrote the famous Hungarian Sketch of the Monty Python’s Flying Circus comedy series. He also participated in the sketch, where he played the Hungarian traveler who only wants to buy a box of cigarettes and matches but due to a naughty and deliberately misspelled Hungarian-English travel dictionary, the ‘Dirty Hungarian Phrasebook,’ instead of asking for the cigarettes, he only speaks nonsense, then seriously insults everyone he meets (by misadventure).

The “Hungarian sentence” that the seller (played by Terry Jones) says to the tourist to clear up the situation (triggering his harsh reaction) means absolutely nothing in Hungarian and none of the words are Hungarian, although writer John Cleese allegedly swore to the others that it was, in fact, something in Hungarian.

However, Cleese later revealed in an interview with the Hungarian translator of the series Miklós Galla, that he only knows 11 Hungarian words, listing the names of the footballers of the Hungarian Golden Team.

The show will be in English without any translation or subtitles.

Your tickets for the 25 April show are valid for the new date. 

Date and time:
Monday, 14 June, 2020, 7:30 pm

HUF 7,900 - 24,900

MoM Sport
1123  Budapest, Csörsz u. 14-16.

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