He said: “I get angry that I have to pack my trunk just to go away to make money.
“That I, at my age, would have to plan my life anew to pay her all the money she is to get for the next seven years – well it irritates me.
“I’d rather have been drinking coffee, reading books and writing. I can’t afford that now.”
The stage show is a mixture of topical comedy and stories from the Monty Python star’s career.
After seven dates in Norway, Cleese will take the show to the US, under the amended title: A Final Wave at the World... or the Alimony Tour Year One.
The actor is giving his former wife £8 million in cash and assets which include an apartment in New York, a £2 million mews house in fashionable Holland Park in west London, and half a beach house in Santa Barbara in California which is yet to be sold.