Dallas VideoFest presents Ernie Kovacs Award: John Cleese

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John Cleese
John Cleese Photo courtesy of Mills Entertainment

Dallas VideoFest will honor actor and comedian John Cleese, best known for the British comedy, Monty Python’s Flying Circus and Fawlty Towers, with the coveted Ernie Kovacs Award.

The trifecta anniversary celebration will honorthe 100th anniversary of Ernie Kovacs’ birth, the 50th anniversary of the start of Monty Python’s Flying Circus in the UK, and the 45th anniversary of the British comedy making its debut of airing in the United States.

The trifecta will culminate in Cleese receiving the Ernie Kovacs Award. Ron Devillier, retired KERA programmer who brought Monty Python to Dallas and then to the rest of America in 1974, will also be recognized. Joshua Mills, son of Edie Adams and keeper of the Kovacs flame, as well as Ben Model, official archivist for the Edie Adams and Ernie Kovacs collection, will both be in attendance.

In addition, Dallas VideoFest 32 will presents an evening retrospective of The Ernie Kovacs Show on December 3 at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - Richardson.

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Texas Theatre
231 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75208


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