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John Cleese on Monty Python, Terry Jones and farce

Now, at the age of 80, Cleese has made his stage-writing debut with Bang Bang!, based on a classic French farce written by Georges Feydeau, starring Tessa Peake-Jones and Wendi Peters.

Chris Bond, The Yorkshire Post, 16th March 2020

John Cleese offers online coversations for £235

John Cleese is offering fans the chance to 'meet' him via video call for up to £235 a pop.

Chortle, 2nd March 2020

Streaming with laughter: 50 best stand-up comedy shows

From Bill Hicks to Hannah Gadsby, Dave Chappelle to Josie Long - here are 50 specials you can watch right now.

Paul Fleckney, Harriet Gibsone, Ellen E Jones, Brian Logan and Graeme Virtue, The Guardian, 22nd February 2020

John Cleese interview

John Cleese's new comedy is coming to Wolverhampton. Here he discusses his stage writing debut, losing Terry Jones and why he no longer watches TV.

James Driver-Fisher, The Express and Star, 15th February 2020

Is A Fish Called Wanda still funny?

A restored version of the 1988 heist farce screens at the Berlin Film Festival later this month, and what works has as much to do with the craft of John Cleese and director Charles Crichton as the squashed lapdogs and swallowed fish, says Geoffrey Macnab.

Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent, 7th February 2020

Rehearsals begin for John Cleese show Bang Bang!

Rehearsals have begun at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre for John Cleese's new comedy show Bang Bang!.

Rebecca Sayce, The Express and Star, 4th February 2020

BBC: far from perfect but has given us great comedy

The daft ditties of Glasgow's Ivor Cutler and Monty Python's Ministry of Silly Walks might never have seen the light 'without the BBC, writes Aidan Smith.

Aidan Smith, The Scotsman, 28th January 2020

Review: Monty Python's Flying Circus, series 2 Blu-Ray

This Series 2 box-set review was being written when news of Terry Jones' passing broke on 22 January 2020, so it seems only fitting to single out his contribution to Monty Python as a founding member.

Dan Owen, Frame Rated, 27th January 2020