Sunday, July 19, 2009

Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival Preview: John Cleese In Conversation

John Cleese, who turns 69.9 in October, says that after three divorces, entering a monastery is out of the question. He will be serving up lots of laughs at the July 22 Just for Laughs gala. Photograph by: Just for Laughs.

From The Montreal Gazette:

John Cleese won’t be at a loss for fodder when he hosts this year’s first Just for Laughs anglo gala on Wednesday at Théâtre St. Denis. Three divorces and millions of dollars in alimony payments have provided him with more than enough material.

Cleese, the former Monty Python trouper and face behind the fab Fawlty Towers sitcom, is in the final throes of his third divorce, to American psychotherapist Alyce Faye Eichelberger. A mighty pricey divorce at that, but he seems remarkably unperturbed. Downright jolly, in fact.

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