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John Cleese Comes to the Granada

John Cleese will always enjoy an exalted position in our city’s pantheon of current and former residents. In addition to making substantial contributions to the residential real estate sector, Cleese graced our society with then-wife Alyce Faye and raised his daughter Camilla here. Camilla Cleese writes and performs comedy like her father, and will join him on Wednesday, May 25, for a performance at the Granada called An Evening of ‘Exceptional Silliness’ with John Cleese.
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John Cleese responds to claim his mic was taken away after slavery joke

John Cleese has responded to yesterday’s (March 15) reports that he had his microphone taken away at an onstage event after making a controversial joke about slavery. The comedian and actor was attending a John Cleese In Conversation event at SXSW in Austin, Texas, on March 11 alongside comedians including Duclé Sloan, Jim Gaffigan and Ricky Velez.
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John Cleese has mic taken away after making slavery joke

John Cleese had his microphone taken away at an onstage event after he made a controversial joke about slavery. The comedian and actor was attending a John Cleese in Conversation event at SXSW in Austin, Texas, on March 11 alongside comedians including Duclé Sloan, Jim Gaffigan and Ricky Velez.

John Cleese Has Mic Taken Away at SXSW After Embarrassing Rant About Slavery

Legendary Monty Python comedian John Cleese has sparked controversy in recent years for railing against “cancel culture” and what he has described as “woke jokes,” and it sounds as though he’s determined to keep blurting out cringey opinions and bad jokes until someone steps in and puts a stop to it. But according to The Hollywood Reporter, that’s exactly what happened at a comedy panel at Austin’s South by Southwest festival when Cleese had his microphone snatched away after making some embarrassing comments about slavery.

John Cleese has his microphone taken away after making controversial slavery joke

John Cleese had his microphone taken away after making a controversial joke about slavery.The Monty Python comedian was taking part in a “John Cleese in Conversation” event at SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, on a panel alongside fellow comics Dulcé Sloan, Jim Gaffigan, and Ricky Velez.As the comics were talking, the conversation segued into jokes about colonisation. Cleese began to discuss the “competition” between cultures, asking who suffered more oppression at the hands of colonisation.“[People] get competitive about this business of being oppressed,” Cleese said. “You do know the British have been slaves twice, right?”Many in the audience at...

John Cleese Had Some Strange Things To Say About Slavery And Global Warming At A SXSW Panel

John Cleese has spent his career challenging taboos, often going to uncomfortable places to make people laugh and think. But lately he’s been having some issues. The Monty Python and Fawlty Towers alum is no fan of what some have dubbed “woke” and “cancel culture,” which he wants to explore in a documentary, even though its existence is debatable. He’s even been accused of transphobia. None of this has stopped him from spouting off with some controversial statements, and an appearance this weekend at a SXSW panel was no different.

John Cleese Had Thoughts on Slavery at SXSW and It Was Super Cringey

It took about an hour for John Cleese to say something that turned a panel into cringey awkwardness. The British comedy icon was joined by fellow comics Jim Gaffigan, Dulcé Sloan and Ricky Velez for a 90-minute event titled “John Cleese in Conversation.”More from The Hollywood Reporter'Shouting Down Midnight': Film Review | SXSW 2022'Spin Me Round': Film Review | SXSW 2022SXSW: Anne Hathaway and Jared Leto Hit the Red Carpet for 'WeCrashed' Premiere The Friday night session was helping kick off the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, marking the first time in two years the popular conference was held in...

John Cleese, Bonnie McFarlane and Doug Benson among SXSW Comedy Festival highlights

AUSTIN, Texas — The 2022 South by Southwest festival will mark a return to an in-person experience, and if comedy is your thing, it has you covered. Among the highlights this year are Monty Python founder John Cleese, standup comic Doug Benson, comedian and writer Bonnie McFarlane, comic Rich Vos, comic Jim Gaffigan, and Austin favorite and frequent Master Pancake collaborator Vanessa Gonzalez.

2022 SXSW Comedy Festival Lineup Announced with Dulcè Sloan, Ricky Velez, John Cleese & More

Announcing the 2022 SXSW Comedy Festival participants and shows! A unique gathering of performers from all reaches of entertainment, SXSW Comedy Festival hosts a lineup of acclaimed comedians and entertainers from March 11-15. The week-long SXSW Comedy Festival presents uniquely diverse programming that highlights exceptional emerging and established talent. This...

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Well, any chance you get to watch Monty Python and the Holy Grail in a fancy theatre with a live appearance by John Cleese is one that you take. So, maybe you should get some tickets for when that happens at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills on Saturday, March 31st for $59-$70 on Ticketmaster?

Starship Titanic: The Video Game Created by Douglas Adams (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy), with Help from John Cleese & Terry Jones

“The starship Titanic was a monstrously pretty sight as it lay beached like a silver Arcturan Megavoidwhale among the laserlit tracery of its construction gantries”–writes Douglas Adams in The Life, The Universe and Everything, the third novel in the Hitchhiker’s Guide trilogy–“a brilliant cloud of pins and needles of light against the deep interstellar blackness; but when launched, it did not even manage to complete its very first radio message —an SOS—before undergoing a sudden and gratuitous total existence failure.”
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Star Trek, Star Wars stars, John Cleese, more coming to MEGACON Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. – Florida’s largest convention for all things geek unveiled several additions to its celebrity guest lineup Wednesday, featuring stars from Star Wars, Star Trek, Harry Potter and more. MEGACON will take place May 19-22 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. [TRENDING: Closed department store...

Monty Python’s John Cleese joins tributes to his ‘old friend’ Barry Cryer

Monty Python star John Cleese has joined famous names from the world of comedy in paying tribute to Barry Cryer following his death aged 86.Cryer’s family said in a statement that he had died “peacefully, in good spirits and with his family around him”.The news prompted tributes from comedians, actors and broadcasters who worked with, or were influenced by, the Leeds-born writer and performer.Just heard about Barry CryerWe worked together on the Frost Report, The 1948 Show, and Jokers WildI never met a nicer, kinder, more cheerful manFeeling sickRIP old friend— John Cleese (@JohnCleese) January 27, 2022Cleese said: “Just heard...