British funnyman John Cleese has had a dig at the capital while announcing more Australian shows, in "all major cities except Canberra".
Cleese and Eric Idle, founding members of the Monty Python comedy troupe, are scheduled to pair up and tour the country later this year.
In a tweet on Tuesday afternoon, Cleese indicated Canberra lacked a "soh", which we've interpreted to mean "sense of humour".
Hallo Aussies ! Eric and I are adding shows in all major cities except Canberra.Jocks and politicians,right ? Not much of a soh ? No worries— John Cleese (@JohnCleese) January 19, 2016
Some leapt to the city's defence, saying Canberra "needed" the shows, while others chose to contribute a boot to the cause.
"Screw Canberra", one non-admirer replied, as the "jocks" reference confused at least one other.
But Canberra did enjoy a laugh, and knew Cleese's joke to really be at the expense of our northern and southern counterparts.
For while Cleese and Idle have one show booked at Canberra's Royal Theatre, Darwin and Hobart will miss out altogether.
Thursday, February 25 – Jupiter's Theatre, Gold Coast
Saturday, February 27 – Convention Centre, Brisbane
Tuesday, March 1 – Entertainment Centre, Adelaide
Saturday, Saturday 5 – Royal Theatre, Canberra
Wednesday, March 9 – Riverside Theatre, Perth
Monday, March 14 – State Theatre, Sydney
Friday, March 18 – Hammer Hall, Melbourne