Publish date: 2014-11-04
Publisher: Crown Archetype
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Media Tie In
, Biography Memoir
I had hoped for more behind-the-scenes on his work that I know best, but pretty much the whole book is his origin story and earliest work with the other MP guys, before they were Monty Python. The storytelling pretty much stops with the first MP taping, although he gives a little post-script on the ...
As part of his narrative schtick in this memoir, John Cleese occasionally engages in exasperated expostulations to his imagined readers, in response to imaginary comments or criticisms from them. In one of those passages, he accuses us of not really being interested in the serious passages of his li...
[I've gotten behind in my reviews, and I was having a hard time convincing myself to write the next one in order, so screw that, I just moved on to the one I wanted to write about at the moment, and I may or may not ever succeed at filling in the gaps. But because I'm so behind, and taking a leave f...
"If you are looking for a history of Monty Python this is not the book for you. If you are looking for a peek inside the lifelong journey of one of the great minds of comedy, British or otherwise, this book is required reading. In So, Anyway John Cleese lets us in on a secret -- he is not an actor, ...
So anyway, the first thing I ever saw John Cleese in was Fawlty Towers or A Fish Called Wanda. Can’t remember which, but there it is. I love MP though, and all that. It makes me laugh, Hell’s Grannies and all. A Fish Called Wanda is absolutely friggin awesome, and it’s a shame Fierce Creatures doesn...
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