John Cleese, Monty Python co-stars auctioning off cameo role for charity

The stars of the popular British comedy troupe Monty Python – including John Cleese, who played the ghost of Nearly Headless Nick in the Harry Potter films – are reuniting for a set of ten performances at the O2 Arena in London this July, and one lucky winner will get the chance to be on stage opening night!

Starting July 1, 2014, the group will be performing their “Bruces” sketch from the TV show Monty Python’s Flying Circus, in which all the characters are named Bruce. One of those Bruces will be the winner of this auction, which closes June 26.

The money from the auction will go to the Mercury Phoenix Trust, a charity for AIDS founded by the members of rock band Queen after the death of lead singer Freddie Mercury in 1991. There are also other auctions for Bruce cameos in the other performances. More information has yet to be released, but these auctions are happening on multiple ticket and charity websites and will be distributed to different causes.

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