As legendary pop music satirist Neil Innes rolls across America in a concert tour that culminates Tuesday with a once-in-a-lifetime live performance alongside a screening of the acclaimed, award-winning film bio, The Seventh Python, at the historic Wilmette Theatre in suburban Chicago, the prestigious Chicago Tribune raves today about Neil and the Frozen Pictures movie:
June 5, 2009
A glimpse of Neil Innes
It takes a special guy to warrant the attention of The Beatles. Not everyone can (or could) call members of the Fab Four close-and-personal friends and collaborators. Enter Neil Innes. Known as "The Seventh Python" due to his work with the legendary Monty Python comedy troupe, this musical satirist can call on Paul McCartney if he ever wants Macca to produce another single for him, or if he needs a guest member for his Beatles parody group, The Rutles. Innes' own magical and mysterious tour through life is the subject of a new film, "The Seventh Python." The only thing more whimsical and hysterical than his songs is Innes' real-life story. In addition to concert footage of Innes' live performances, John Cleese, Eric Idle and Terry Jones also make appearances on camera to talk about their mate. Enjoy a viewing of this pre-fab film, and then partake in a heart-to-heart with the film's director and Innes himself. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. $25; 847-251-7424 or wilmettetheatre.com.