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John Cleese, In Conversation

“Why should we sacrifice laughter to the cause of politically correctness if that laughter isn’t rooted in nastiness?”

By David Marchese

John Cleese’s Early Days on ‘I’m Sorry, I’ll Read That Again’

When John Cleese looks back on his life in the first volume of his memoir, So, Anyway…, he doesn’t say that the happiest time in his life was starring in an immensely popular sit-com with his then-wife. It’s not working on Monty Python’s Flying [...]

By Ramsey Ess

John Cleese to Star in BBC Comedy Series ‘Edith’

John Cleese has signed on to star in his first BBC sitcom since Fawlty Towers. According to Variety, Cleese will star alongside Alison Steadman in a six-episode comedy for the network called Edith. Created by Oscar-nominated screenwriter [...]

By Megh Wright

John Cleese and Eric Idle Announce Fall 2016 North American Tour Dates

John Cleese and Eric Idle are embarking on another round of their tour Together Again At Last…For The Very First Time. Today the two announced that their tour will return to Canada and the US this fall from October through November, this time [...]

By Megh Wright

John Cleese Once Tried to Cheer Up His Mom by Offering to Kill Her

Here's a clip from John Cleese's visit to last night's Conan, where he looks back on the life of his mother who lived to be 101 and was an obvious influence for Cleese's darker humor. According to Cleese, his mother was often depressed [...]

By Megh Wright

David Frost, John Cleese, and the Two Ronnies Report on Class

If you are living in America, when I say “David Frost,” you’d probably say, “The 2008 film Frost/Nixon.” And if I were to say “British class system” you’d probably say something about “upper class twits” or “chim-in-ey sweeps” or something like [...]

By Ramsey Ess