An Evening of Humor with

John Cleese

"Why There Is No Hope"

John Cleese

OCT 7, 2021 • 7:30PM

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Tickets: $325*, $129, $99, $79, $59 | Limit 8 tickets per billing address

This performance, originally scheduled for October 21st, has been postponed to October 7, 2021 at 7:30pm. All tickets will be honored.


A limited number of VIP packages are available. See below for details.

Don’t miss the “One and Only” John Cleese as he examines the dysfunctional world we live in and “Why There is no Hope.”

“The world’s funniest man” first made his mark as a member of the legendary Monty Python troupe in the 1960s and has gone on to write, produce, direct and star in some of the greatest comedic hits of the last forty years, even receiving an Oscar nomination for best screenplay for “A Fish Called Wanda”. But John is far from your garden variety entertainer. From the beginning of his career he has continually parlayed his enormous talents into advancing the political causes he believes in.

In 2014, John released his New York Times best-selling memoir, “So Anyway…” The book shares his ascent in the entertainment world, from his humble beginnings in a sleepy English town and his early comedic days at Cambridge University.

Presented by Unique Lives

VIP Packages

Meet & Greet with John Cleese – $325*

  • One (1) premium ticket
  • Post-show meet and greet with John Cleese
  • One Photo with John Cleese (one photo per group)

At this moment, masks are optional.

The State of New jersey recommends that unvaccinated patrons remain masked while indoors.

This Count Basie Center event is being sold to full legal capacity, subject to local, state and/ or federal restrictions in place at the time of the event. If any show needs to be rescheduled and you cannot make the new date, you can request an account credit or refund.