John Cleese

Too white for comedy? There must be a place at the BBC for future Monty Pythons

"Every one of us fights some battle, not all visible. And there are areas where the pious, reverse discrimination becomes plain potty," writes Libby …

Formula E

Jhonattan Vegas takes helicopter to The Open, barely makes his tee time

<b>(CNN) —</b> The 1986 film "Clockwise" starring Monty Python actor John Cleese tells the story of a clock-watching headteacher's journey to chair an important conference thwarted at every turn.<p>Golfer Jhonattan Vegas has found himself in a similar time loop over the last week.<p>He was supposed to arrive at …

Carnoustie

A closer look at the small island of Nevis | Letters

On reading your article about disguising owners of wealth through opaque corporations in Nevis (‘A bright light needs to be shone on this cockroach’, The long read, 12 July), I thought of a possible approach for correcting the problem, one that was not considered in the article.<p>Other countries can …

World News

John Cleese calls Trump 'vulgar' in brilliant Twitter rant

<b>If you only had Donald Trump to go on, you might think he's proved so popular on his UK tour that he could give tea a run for its money.</b><p>"I think they …

Monty Python

John Cleese’s sunset held up for a 2nd series

Earlier this year, UK audiences welcomed back John Cleese in <i>Hold the Sunset</i>. While it had been 43 years since the comic genius last appeared in a BBC …

Dallas

John Cleese forgets his suitcase before flight days after vowing to flee Brexit Britain

Monty Python great John Cleese reportedly had an issue when he tried to flee Brexit Britain this week because he left his suitcase at home.<p>But a test …

Brexit

Fed-up' Monty Python star John Cleese is quitting Britain for the Caribbean because he’s fed up with Brexit debate and British newspapers

FAWLTY Towers joker John Cleese has revealed he’s quitting Britain for the Caribbean - because he’s fed up with the Brexit debate and British …

Great Britain

The Battle for Britain

Great Britain

'So disappointed': John Cleese to quit UK for Caribbean

Monty Python comic John Cleese says he is moving to the Caribbean in November because he is so disappointed with Britain.<p>The 78-year-old told BBC Two’s Newsnight his “particular beef” was with the “lying and triviality” of British newspapers.<p>Cleese also said the standard of debate around Brexit had …

Celebrity (UK)

John Cleese set to move to the Caribbean over 'disappointment' with UK and 'awful' Brexit rows

Former Monty Python star John Cleese said he is quitting Britain in November because he is "so disappointed" with the country.<p>The comic revealed he …

Brexit

Why John Cleese is leaving the UK for Nevis

John Cleese has said he is heading to the Caribbean - Nevis to be exact.<p>The Monty Python star said it's down to a lack of trust in the newspapers; "it’s the lying and the triviality that I object to".<p>In this interview with Newsnight's Emily Maitlis, he shows her just how little trust he has.<p>You can …

Monty Python

Meanwhile, John Cleese is doing great on Twitter

Twitter is a fairly unpleasant place to be these days. What was once a scrollable feed of weird jokes and self-promotion has become a near-constant …

Offbeat News

John Cleese is done with Britain as he pledges to move to Caribbean over ‘disappointment’ with the UK

The country better get ready to kiss John Cleese goodbye, because apparently the Monty Python star is leaving.<p>Fed up with Britain, the actor wants to …

Celebrity (UK)

Farewell (again) John Cleese - Brexit Britain will miss you

The Python comedian is going to live in the Caribbean, driven out by the rightwing press and Brexit. But if you spend only two weeks a year in a country, can you call it home?<p><b>Name:</b> John Cleese.<p><b>Age:</b> 78.

Monty Python

Comedian John Cleese perfectly schools right-wingers who call liberals ‘snowflakes’

Comedian John Cleese played a friendly game of “catch the idiot” on Sunday, when he got into a strange exchange with fans on Twitter. “Well done …

Monty Python

John Cleese blasts the BBC in lecture on the rise of stupidity

It was hard to know what to expect of a solo show by John Cleese, organised by campaign group Hacked Off. On 29 June, the comedian tweeted that it would be a “speech” but, by 5 July, he was calling it a “new one-hour comedy show”.<p>Cleese has experimented with standup as crowd-funding before. The …

The Theatre

Monty Python Legend John Cleese Melts The Right Wing’s Favorite Insult

"I think sociopaths use it."<p>Comedy legend John Cleese turned up the heat on someone who used “snowflake” as a derisive term.<p>The actor and Monty Python alum tweeted:<p>Cleese had been jokingly tweeting out insults about various World Cup soccer teams and their fans ― along with at least one sarcastic …

Comedy

A Special Evening with John Cleese review: Comedy meets TED Talk with all-purpose genial grumpiness | London Evening Standard

John Cleese famously embarked on a series of solo performances in the UK in 2011 entitled The Alimony Tour, undertaken to fund an expensive divorce. …

TED Talks

BritBox Buys John Cleese & Heather Graham Comedies, Dates ‘The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco’

BritBox, the U.S. SVOD service operated by BBC Studios and ITV, has picked up comedies starring <i>Monty Python’s</i> John Cleese and Heather Graham as part …

San Francisco

BritBox Adding John Cleese, David Cross Comedies

'Bliss' and 'Hold the Sunset' are being added to the subscription service later this year.<p>BritBox, the subscription video streaming service from BBC …

San Francisco

Belgians are lazy, fat drunkards, John Cleese? Hold my beer | Emma Beddington

John Cleese has railed against the “Lazy, fat, beer-sodden, pseudo-French Belgian bastards” who failed to show sufficient enthusiasm at a recent gig in Hasselt, an inoffensive medieval city in Limburg province with the misfortune to have a stadium large enough to accommodate him.<p>I can’t work out if …

Opinion (UK)

John Cleese hits back at BBC boss who branded Monty Python 'six Oxbridge white blokes'

John Cleese has accused the BBC of “social engineering” after its head of comedy said Monty Python’s white Oxbridge males were out of step with modern television.<p>Cleese joked that Python’s members met the BBC’s diversity targets because they included a “poof” and “no slave-owners”, and suggested …

Comedy

Ed's not the only one - creative fans make life-sized celebrity heads from Lego bricks

LEGO-loving fans have shown their ­admiration for celebs — by fashioning their heads out of the toy bricks.<p>The Sun told yesterday how singer Ed …

Lego

Cricket in Corfu: How passionate Greeks (and determined Englishmen) are keeping the sport alive

What has kept cricket alive on Corfu for two centuries? Determined Englishmen, passionate Greeks and the readers of the Telegraph, as Alex Preston discovered at the wicket in Spianada Square.<p>Forty years ago this month, an Olympic Airways 737 carrying a motley group of British celebrities and …

John Cleese

Mt. Cleese

A New Zealand rubbish dump named after British comedian John Cleese.<p>When British comedian John Cleese suggested that the New Zealand town of …

North Island

John Cleese is headed in your general direction July 22

It’s not often that you get to speak to one of the funniest actors alive. But living comedy legend, John Cleese, is heading in Brooklyn’s general …

Brooklyn

Catholic publication uses Grim Reaper image post abortion referendum

A STRIKING image of the Grim Reaper adorns the front cover of Britain's leading Catholic magazine to mark the "devastating" result of the Republic's …

Northern Ireland

BBC to hold John Cleese’s sunset up for a 2nd series

Earlier the year, UK audiences welcomed back John Cleese in <i>Hold the Sunset</i>. While it had been 43 years since the comic genius last appeared in a BBC …

Dallas

John Cleese pledges to leave the country after MPs vote against press regulation

John Cleese has pledged to leave Britain, after MPs voted against press regulation plans.<p>MPs voted 304 to 295 against introducing "Leveson II" after …

Monty Python

John Cleese claims he is leaving Britain after Labour’s plan to clamp down on press freedom was defeated

JOHN Cleese has claimed he is leaving Britain after Labour’s plan to gag the Press was defeated yesterday.<p>The Monty Python star hit out at the DUP …

Great Britain