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John Cleese is one of comedy's great who is responsible for the cult classic Monty Python films.
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Detailed Biography of John Cleese
When you think of the legendary Monty Python comedy troupe, you probably think of pratfalls, word play and physical gags, but John Cleese has proven again and again that his particular brand of comedy is nothing less than smart. Through his behind the scenes efforts as a producer and writer as well as his philanthropic pursuits and activism, John Cleese singularly proves that smart is funny.
Born in the county of Somerset in England, John Cleese appearances in comedy, theatre and television began early in his career when he achieved early success through his role as a performer and screenwriter for “The Frost Report” and his appearances at the famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival. By the 1960s, Monty Python was born, and John Cleese appearances marked an important component of the comedy troupe. John Cleese speaker appearances with Monty Python resulted in a television series called “Monty Python’s Flying Circus,” as well as four movies, which are “Life of Brian,” “The Meaning of Life,” “And Now For Something Completely Different” and “The Search for the Holy Grail.”
Since Monty Python, John Cleese appearances in film and television comedy have been no less frequent. In the 1970s, John Cleese appearances as the star and creator of the cult classic “Fawlty Towers” brought him new fans, as well as his role in the films “A Fish Called Wanda” and its sequel “Fierce Creatures.” John Cleese appearances in blockbusters have also taken place in James Bond movies, Harry Potter movies and Shrek movies.
All the Monty Python films have developed a cult following, and you probably have your favorite, whether it is “The Search for the Holy Grail” or “Life of Brian.” No matter which Monty Python flick is your favorite, you would surely love to hear from one of that great comedy troupe’s members during a John Cleese motivational speaking engagement. GovivaSpeakers.com can go to work for you as your booking agent for a John Cleese keynote address. Just give our booking experts a call to find out how.