OMT One Man's Trash...from Norman Leahy

Monday, June 12, 2006 :::

Professor of Silly Walks

Now here's a course I'd recommend for everyone:

Comedy legend John Cleese has said he is retiring from writing and performing sitcoms because he will never manage to top the success of Fawlty Towers.

The Monty Python star will concentrate instead on publishing a book on the history of comedy and will hold classes explaining how to make people laugh.

The 66-year-old told The Times he would be a "comedy professor" to "teach young talent some rules of the game".

He said too much TV comedy was poorly written and aimed at US teenagers.

Be that as it may, if he podcasts, I'm there.

::: posted by Norman Leahy at 6/12/2006 0 comments


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