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John Cleese

  1. from the archives
    Looking for Lost Monty Python Material? Look No FurtherLooking back at the group’s Hastily Cobbled Together for a Fast Buck Album.
  2. underrated
    John Cleese on The Goon Show, His Earliest Comedy InfluenceTalking with the Monty Python member about Peter Sellers, failure, and why he prefers disrespectful interviewers.
  3. John Cleese on ‘The Tonight Show’: “Most of the Best People Are Dead”Here’s a clip from last night’s Tonight Show, where Jimmy Fallon chats with John Cleese about being what Fallon describes as “very very very […]
  4. “Pour Yourself a Scotch and Pull Yourself Together” and Other Answers from […]John Cleese fielded a bunch of questions from fans today in a Reddit AMA to promote his upcoming Monty Python Q&A tour, and unsurprisingly, […]
  5. in conversation
    John Cleese on Political Correctness and the Funniest Joke He Ever Told“Why should we sacrifice laughter to the cause of politically correctness if that laughter isn’t rooted in nastiness?”
  6. 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 […]
  7. 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 […]
  8. across the pond
    John Cleese Is Returning to British Television for a New SitcomEdith will be a six-part series.
  9. John Cleese on Why Most Things Don’t Matter (and a Few Things That Do)It felt perfectly fitting that, during one of the worst and most embarrassing weeks in US history, I got the opportunity to have a brief chat […]
  10. Unearthing a Rare 1971 Monty Python Film All About Peas Let’s say you suddenly found yourself in charge of a major corporation. If you’re good at your job, imagine you’d probably try to steer the […]
  11. r.i.p.
    Fawlty Towers Star Andrew Sachs Is Dead at 86The British character actor played hapless Spanish waiter Manuel in the beloved comedy series.
  12. Eric Idle and John Cleese Share Some Wise Marriage Advice on ‘Conan’Here’s a clip from Eric Idle and John Cleese’s appearance on last night’s Conan, where they share some of the wisdom they’ve learned from many […]
  13. last night on late night
    Watch Monty Python Stars Sing ‘F*ck Selfies’John Cleese and Eric Idle shared their feelings about self-photography with Conan.
  14. John Cleese Recaps All of The Walking DeadThe Ministry of Silly Walkers.
  15. comedy
    John Cleese Brought the Monty Python Character Anne Elk Back for a New SketchAnne’s got a theory.
  16. John Cleese and Eric Idle Announce Fall 2016 North American Tour DatesJohn 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 […]
  17. shhhhhhh manuel
    Fawlty Towers Hotel Inspiration to Be DemolishedWas it because they mentioned the war?
  18. John Cleese Once Tried to Cheer Up His Mom by Offering to Kill HerHere’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 […]
  19. last night on late night
    The Only Way to Make Colbert’s Furry Hat Bit Sillier Was to Add John CleeseHe who controls the hats controls the universe.
  20. David Frost, John Cleese, and the Two Ronnies Report on ClassIf 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 […]
  21. John Cleese and Eric Idle Are Touring the US This OctoberMonty Python’s John Cleese and Eric Idle are going on tour. Titled John Cleese and Eric Idle: Together Again At Last…For The Very First Time, […]
  22. John Cleese Looks Back on Monty Python’s ‘Dead Parrot’ Sketch on ‘Late […]John Cleese was a guest on last night’s Late Night, where he looked back at Monty Python’s reunion shows at the Tribeca Film Festival over the […]
  23. ‘Monty Python: The Meaning of Live’ to Premiere at the Tribeca Film […]Get ready for another Monty Python reunion. According to The Wrap, a new documentary called Monty Python: The Meaning of Live is set to […]
  24. encounter
    John Cleese Revisits His Pre-Monty Python Time in New YorkTalking to the comedian about his new memoir, So, Anyway …
  25. John Cleese Explains the Difference Between American and British Comedy […]“The Americans are more enthusiastic and more likely to engage in hyperbole. The British fans are liable to suddenly be talking to you about […]
  26. Jon Stewart and John Cleese Discuss Why Nothing Matters and There Is No […]Here’s the extended version of John Cleese’s fantastic interview from last night’s Daily Show, which is full of great reminders about why […]
  27. John Cleese Is Done Making Movies, ‘Looking Forward’ to DeathThe 74-year-old actor says he’s “only got five or six years left.”
  28. last night on late night
    John Cleese Insulted Taylor Swift’s CatDon’t mess with Olivia Benson and Meredith Grey.
  29. John Cleese and Eric Idle Drop Some Sick Terry Gilliam BurnsTime Out recently conducted interviews with Monty Python’s John Cleese and Eric Idle ahead of their live reunion shows next month, covering […]
  30. Monty Python Adds Another Five Reunion ShowsMonty Python’s reunion next year has already been expanded from one to five shows, and now the group has announced they’ll be doing an […]
  31. The Monty Python Guys Are Now Doing Five Shows in LondonLast week, the five living members of Monty Python announced a reunion show at the O2 Arena in London  for July 1. Tickets went on sale this […]
  32. Highlights from Monty Python’s Reddit AMAFollowing the news that the five living members of Monty Python are reuniting for a show in London next summer, all five participated in a […]
  33. Monty Python Will Perform at the O2 Arena in London on July 1The five living members of Monty Python confirmed their plans to reunite for a stage show this morning. Eric Idle, Michael Palin, John Cleese, […]
  34. Divorce Is Hilarious… SometimesWelcome to the latest installment of Tragedy Plus Time. Each segment will focus on a particular ‘life crisis’ — sometimes globally tragic, […]
  35. The Time When John Cleese Wrote and Bet and Got Angry at a NewspaperLetters of Note has a exchange from 1982 between John Cleese and the editor of The Sun, which stemmed from a report in that paper claiming that […]
  36. John Cleese on Creativity “Creativity is not a talent, it is a way of operating.” — This lecture by John Cleese from 1991 is long, but truly excellent and worth […]
  37. Eric Idle and John Cleese Are in a Fight and It’s Ruining Everything[blackbirdpie id=”147009604746874882”] You know things are bad in the world when even Monty Python members are fighting. After Eric Idle kicked […]
  38. The Nine Greatest Celebrity ‘Muppet Show’ HostsOne of my favorite Not the Nine O’Clock News skits of all-time begins with the Not Team relaxing at home, reading their newspapers. One after […]
  39. chat room
    Exclusive: John Cleese Slams Ex-Wife, Terry Gilliam, Republicans, His Hotel …“You have to let go of the idea that this can ever be a decent and rational place. I have a new show I will call ‘Why There is No Hope.’”
  40. quote machine
    Stephin Merritt Unveils Practical Solution to National ScourgePlus: ‘Scrubs’ creator Bill Lawrence will hit you in the face.
  41. quote machine
    John Cleese Has Led No Easy LifePlus: Graydon Carter!
  42. the industry
    Marion Cotillard Gets a Date With Johnny DeppPlus industry news on Beyoncé, Robert Redford, and Gnarls Barkley.
  43. the industry
    Jessica Alba Loves Ice Hockey, Mike MyersPlus industry news on Watchmen, Liev Schreiber, amd Takashi Murakami.