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John Cleese defends support of JK Rowling

John Cleese has defended his support of JK Rowling after fans were left disappointed by recent comments the Harry Potter author had made about trans people.

Louise Griffin, Metro, 30th September 2020

Monty Python's The Meaning Of Life Blu-ray review

At the final reckoning, Monty Python's The Meaning Of Life is a curate's egg.

Greg Jameson, Entertainment Focus, 24th September 2020

John Cleese interview

A conversation with the English comedian about artistic inspiration, cultural appropriation, and tabloid journalism.

Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, 23rd September 2020

John Cleese to play Father Christmas

John Cleese is to play Santa in Father Christmas Is Back a new festive comedy film which also stars Nathalie Cox, Elizabeth Hurley and Kelsey Grammer.

British Comedy Guide, 15th September 2020

Unbiased jokes at the BBC? We've heard that one before

Writers remain sceptical of Tim Davie's plan to limit left-wing laughs, and warn it will be impossible to deliver.

Vanessa Thorpe, The Observer, 6th September 2020

John Cleese 'walks off' The One Show ahead of interview

Don't worry, he soon came back again.

Megan Davies, Digital Spy, 4th September 2020

John Cleese: a woke joke wouldn't be very funny

The Monty Python star has weighed in on the BBC right-wing comedy debate suggesting political correctness "stifles creativity".

Evening Standard, 3rd September 2020

John Cleese backs Fawlty social distancing campaign

John Cleese is backing a new Basil Fawlty social-distancing campaign with the slogan "2 metres = 1 Basil Fawlty"

The List, 7th August 2020