John Cleese

Cleese towers over comedy, past and present


John Cleese is one of the towering figures of comedy, literally and figuratively. Long ago, his "Monty Python" and "Fawlty Towers" shows were brilliant; now he's part of a clever new show, "Hold the Sunset," which starts Wednesday (Sept. 12) on the Britbox screening service. Here's the story I sent to papers:

By Mike Hughes

The late Douglas
Adams offered a viable theory of comedy:

Comedies were soaring ... then sort of crashed


This is the comedy round-up, one piece of the six-part season preview I set to papers. Scroll down and you'll see the stories on mini-series and on non-fiction; scroll up and you'll see the others.

 

By Mike Hughes