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John Cleese on what makes comedy and why he'd rather not be famous

Michael interviews the great British comic, actor and producer about why he abhors the British media, aging, and the perils of writing comedies about religion.
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Charlie Chaplin once said a day without laughter is a day wasted. By that measure, we can assure you there has been little waste in the life of John Cleese. He is probably best known as a co-founder of Monty Python's Flying Circus, which has been hailed as one of the best television programs of all time. It aired from 1969 to 1974.

He is also the co-creator of Fawlty Towers, an immensely popular British sitcom that developed a cult following. He has countless other acting, writing and production credits to his name.

So, anyway. . .he's written a book; and that's what it's called, So, Anyway. . . is a travelogue of his journey from the quaint English town of Weston-super-Mare to international fame. 
From left, Eric Idle, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and Terry Jones of the comedy group Monty Python pose for photographers during a photo call in London Monday, June 30, 2014, to promote their reunion for a series of concerts. The group had its first big success with the Monty Python's Flying Circus TV show, which ran from 1969 until 1974, winning fans around the world with its bizarre sketches. (Photo by John Phillips Invision/AP Images) (John Phillips Invision/AP)

Michael's interview with John Cleese was first broadcast in November. 


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