The honest, frank and brilliantly funny story of how a tall, shy youth from Weston-Super-Mare, John Cleese, went on to become a comedy giant. Cleese recalls each step of the way wittily and candidly, from his first performance at St Peter's Preparatory School at age eight and five-sixths, to the dizzy heights of "Monty Python" and "Fawlty Towers". 10 CDs. Run time: 11 hours.
John Marwood Cleese was born in Weston-super-Mare in 1939 and educated at Clifton College and at Cambridge. He achieved his first big success in the West End and as a scriptwriter and performer on The Frost Report. He went on to co-found the legendary Monty Python comedy troupe, writing and performing in the first three TV series and in Monty Python films that include Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Life of Brian. In the mid-1970s, John Cleese and his first wife, Connie Booth, co-wrote and starred in the now-classic sitcom, Fawlty Towers. Later, he wrote and co-starred in A Fish Called Wanda and Fierce Creatures. He has appeared in many other films, from James Bond to Harry Potter to Shrek, and has guest-starred in TV shows that have included 3rd Rock from the Sun, Will & Grace and Entourage. He lives in London.